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GUN BARREL CITY,TX (KLTV) -

An East Texas man was arrested after a woman reported him to police for attempting to take pictures up her dress while she shopped at Walmart.

According to a report from the Gun Barrel City Police Department, 37-year-old Christopher Lee Pomroy of Gun Barrel City has been jailed on charges of possession of child pornography and improper photography or visual recording.

In the Walmart surveillance video, you see a woman in a long dress making her way up the grocery aisle. Right behind her is a man reaching for his cell phone. According to Gun Barrel City police, that man is Christopher Pomroy.

The video shows the man following her to the end of the aisle while messing with his phone. Then, you see the man crouch down by her feet. That's when police say he started recording.

"After it happened, she saw a flash coming from down below her, and he apparently was right up next to her kneeled down there on the floor acting like he was trying to get something off of the shelf," says Gun Barrel City Police Department Investigator Monte Mansfield.

The victim, who did not want to go on camera or be identified, says this wasn't her first encounter with the man at the Gun Barrel City Walmart. She says earlier this month when she was shopping like she normally does, she saw him doing the same thing. That's why the second time she was prepared.

"Shortly after this happened, she backed away from where she was at and turned around with her phone and took a picture of him and turned that picture over to us," says Mansfield.

Police say they used that photo to identify and arrest Pomroy. Gun Barrel City Police add, that a search of his cell phone revealed photographs related to child pornography.

The victim in this case says she wants people to learn from what happened to her and to pay attention to their surroundings. She says, "When out shopping, women get caught up in what they're doing and some people prey on distractions. He had the opportunity to get closer to me than he normally would in another environment."

The incident at Walmart was not Pomroy's first offense. According to Denton County judicial records, he was scheduled to plea in another improper photography case Wednesday, but he didn't make it to that hearing because he was in jail in East Texas.

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