Police are investigating after a man appeared to be photographing young girls being changed at the Seattle Center International Fountain.
The incident happened Sunday afternoon as several parents and their kids played in the fountain. Initially people thought the man was trying to steal from backpacks, according to a police report. But later parents thought he was creeping around young girls, and a concerned father photographed him taking a picture of a 4-year-old girl as she was being changed by her parents.
“I take it for granted that I feel safe in my hometown,” said Trent, the father of the 4-year-old, who didn’t want his last name used. “I hate to say it, but don’t get too comfortable, especially when you have kids.”
“I was pretty close to him and I realized there was no way the camera was pointing anywhere else than at this child,” said the wife of the man who photographed the questionable man. “I didn’t know what to do next. As a parent you can’t take the law into your own hands.”