July 14, 2016 | Posted in Transgender | By

Target_Albemarle_Rd_Charlotte,_NC_(7579989322)News outlets in Idaho report a man who claims to be a transgender woman was arrested this week for allegedly photographing a woman in the dressing room at a Target store.

The Post Register writes,

Shauna Patricia Smith, 43, is in custody in the Bonneville County Jail under the name Sean Smith, according to the jail’s active inmate roster. A Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office news release said the suspect also is known as Sean P. Smith.

Sheriff’s deputies responded Monday to the store after a woman reported that someone was taking pictures of her while she was inside a dressing room trying on clothes, the release said. The victim noticed the subject reaching over the wall with a cellphone taking pictures. The victim confronted the suspect who then fled the store on foot, the release said.

Last April we expressed concerns Target’s new policy for restrooms and fitting rooms puts customers–particularly women and children–at risk by allowing people to use any facility or changing room they wish, regardless of biological sex.

Photo Credit: By Mike Kalasnik from Fort Mill, USA [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.