Man charged for invading privacy at Lancaster mall

Lancaster police said they have identified a man suspected of photographing a woman in a fitting room at Park City Center.

Austin Lewis Fischer, 20, of Lancaster, was charged Thursday with invasion of privacy and possessing instruments of crime.

Fischer is accused in a May 29 incident where a 32-year-old woman reported that she was trying on clothing in a JC Penny fitting room when she saw a recording device above the wall.

She said she pounded on the adjacent fitting room and ordered the man to exit. He walked into the store away from her, then took off running when she pointed at him and yelled that he had been recording her, police said.

He ran through the store and eventually out of the mall, police said.

Investigators had released surveillance photos to news media, and police said the pictures generated numerous tips that resulted in identifying Fischer.

Evidence related to the investigation was also seized from his home, police said.

Fischer was in Lancaster County Prison for an unrelated matter when the charges were filed.

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