Fayetteville NC man accused of secretly peeping at Food Lion

A North Carolina man is accused of taking a photo up the skirt of a grocer. Deputies say more victims are possible.

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A man used his phone to take a photo up a customer’s skirt at a North Carolina supermarket, officers said.

Patrick Clark is accused of taking the photo at a Food Lion supermarket in Stedman. Now, following his arrest, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is urging other potential victims to come forward.

“During the investigation, it was reported that Clark may have committed similar acts in the past,” officers wrote on Facebook on June 5.

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The sheriff’s office did not include information about Clark’s attorney in its social media post. Food Lion did not immediately respond to McClatchy News’ requests for comment on June 6.

Officers launched a secret snooping investigation after receiving a report on May 29.

“The victim, a female, was shopping at the grocery store when a male subject, Patrick Clark, approached her from behind and used his cell phone to take a photo up her skirt,” the sheriff’s office wrote.

Clark, a Fayetteville resident, was “charged with secret peeping” and given a $5,000 bond. His next court date is scheduled for June 20, according to deputies and online court records.

“The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Investigative Unit encourages anyone who may be aware of or has been a victim of a similar incident involving Clark to contact Major Crimes Detective R. Wolfe at (910 ) 677-5464,” deputies wrote, adding that people can also contact Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477, through the P3 Tips mobile application or at

Stedman is located near Fayetteville and about a 70-mile drive southwest of Raleigh.

Simone Jasper is a reporter covering breaking stories for The News & Observer and real-time news in the Carolinas.

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