TIMES SQUARE — A man who filmed under two women’s skirts using a GoPro camera attached to a selfie stick said the footage was “for [his] personal use,” police and a complaint filed with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office said.
An NYPD officer was patrolling near the northwest corner of West 46th Street and Seventh Avenue around 5:50 p.m. on June 14 when he noticed Juan Amaya, 37, activate a GoPro camera attached to a selfie stick, press a button and position the camera under two women's skirts, police and the DA’s office said.
When the officer tried to arrest Amaya, he pushed the officer and several other officers away and flailed his arms to avoid being handcuffed, the complaint said.
“I’m sorry. I didn’t know you were police. I shouldn’t have done that,” Amaya said after his arrest, according to the complaint.
“It’s for my personal use. You can delete it,” he added, according to the DA's office.
Amaya was charged with unlawful surveillance and resisting arrest, the complaint said.
He was released without bail the next day and is expected to appear in court on June 20, the DA’s office said.
The man was also ordered to surrender his passport, according to the DA’s office.
An attorney for Amaya did not immediately respond to request for comment on Monday.