As she stood in the checkout line Sunday evening, a female customer at a Kroger store in Georgia noticed that a man was squatting down next to her, cell phone in hand, attempting to snap an upskirt photo.
The shutterbug, police allege, was the store’s pharmacist, who is now facing a felony rap for the impromptu photo shoot.
According to a Suwanee Police Department report, Mary Rivera, 31, told officers she was “standing in the checkout line when she observed the suspect, Timothy Keith Colgrove, squatting next to her holding his cell phone in such a way as to photograph under her skirt.”
When Rivera spotted the 38-year-old Colgrove, she tried to grab his phone. During the ensuing scuffle, Colgrove “fell backwards to the ground” as the woman and another Kroger customer sought to confiscate the phone. Colgrove, Rivera told cops, was “trying to delete the pictures.”
The two shoppers eventually succeeded in wresting away Colgrove’s phone, which Rivera later turned over to police.
During questioning by a Suwanee cop, Colgrove claimed that he was squatting down to retrieve a drink from the “soda refrigerator” while simultaneously texting from his phone. When an officer asked Colgrove for permission to review photosand videos on his phone, he “denied permission and stated he had other stuff on his phone that he did not want everybody to see,” investigators noted.
Three Kroger shoppers told police that they observed Colgrove “taking a photo or video up the skirt of a woman.”
Colgrove, seen in the above mug shot, was subsequently arrested for felony eavesdropping and booked in the Gwinnett County jail (from which he was later released after posting $5700 bond). Colgrove has been placed on administrative leave by the Kroger conglomerate, which operates more than 3400 stores nationwide.
Georgia state records show that Colgrove has been a licensed pharmacist since 2007 (his license expires at the end of this year). Colgrove is a resident of Cumming, a city 40 miles northeast of Atlanta.