Mother Talks About Chasing Alleged Voyeur Through Mall

GLENDALE (CBS) — A woman told CBS2 News Thursday about how she chased a man through The Grove after catching him allegedly using his cell phone to take photos up her daughter’s skirt Monday.

Later that day police arrested John Puncel, 49, of Sylmar after he was caught allegedly doing the same thing to other women at the Glendale Galleria.

“Immediately when I saw that his hand was under my daughter’s skirt I flipped out,” said Whittney Peterson.

Peterson demonstrated what she said she witnessed Monday — a man standing next to her daughter and reaching down behind her with his cell phone pointed up her skirt.

“I see a guy standing there with his hand underneath my daughter’s dress,” she said.

Later that night she saw Puncel’s mugshot on TV. He had been arrested that very afternoon, accused of taking pictures up women’s skirts on an escalator at the Glendale Galleria.

“You know, if he is starting with pictures, you know, who knows where this is going to go to or escalate? You know, if I can protect, you know, anybody or any child from this guy or anybody like him, I’ll do it,” Peterson said.

She said that when she confronted Puncel, he took off. She proceeded to chase after him, recruiting other shopper’s to help her.

“Just grabbing his arm and trying to grab the phone on top of it. Then the picture of my daughter came up and then it infuriated me even more,” she said.

Puncel got away.

Police said he went to the Glendale Galleria later that day.

Officers spotted him standing near the escalator and holding his phone under a woman’s skirt for a few seconds.

Puncel faces several charges, including resisting arrest, possessing nude photos of a girl under 18, and secretly recording under women’s skirts.

Glendale Police said that they have received several phone calls from other women since the time Puncel’s mugshot photo was released.

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  1. greg says:

    I so commend the lady, how awesome is that, for your daughter to know that when we as parents say we will always protect you, and to have her kid see she is more than words is such an excellent thing!,,Way to go Ms. Peterson, you are to be commended. You should get at a minimum breakfast in bed, not have to drive to school for a week, and nominated as Mom of the Year. You rock

    1. Whittney says:

      Thank you so much. I will/would protect my child or any other child in that matter 24/7. I dont scare easily, all 115 pounds of me. lol. Whittney Petersen

      1. Ann says:

        Whitney. This guy stalked me for years when I was under age & many years later. Caught him looking in my window while I dressed 2x & I Also chased him back to his house once & called the police. He is a very sick guy! So glad he is finally getting his day in court!

  2. Karen says:

    You go girl. Good job!

    1. Whittney says:

      Thank you so much. Whittney Petersen

  3. Hugh Hefner says:

    She’s a MILF!

    1. Whittney says:

      LOL. Thank you so much, made me laugh and put a smile on my face. Its a good thing I have a great sense of humor! Whittney Petersen

  4. Brian says:

    I LOVE MILFS YUMMY NOW PUT THE CREEP BEHIND BARS AND SURPRISE SECURITY IE andrews international did nothing but walk around looking pretty

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