A few years ago my wife and I were in NYC, at a mall, and I was sitting in the food court area near the escalators reading a book while my wife was shopping. I noticed a guy sitting alone, with a bag on his table. He was acting in a very suspicious manner, always looking over his shoulder, and looking around, and he kept touching something inside his bag and looking inside the bag. I became curious, and got up from my table, and walked past him from behind close enough that that I could see what he was doing. The guy had a video camera, and he was looking in his view finder and he was videoing up womens and girls skirts. Rather than confront him, I went to security and told them what I observed, and pointed the man out, then I went back to my table. I saw more security show up, and start to observe him. After awhile, the police showed up, and talked to security, and then they went to talk to the man. They made him take the camera out of the bag, and play back some video for them. After talking awhile, they ley the man leave. I went over to the cops and told them I had alerted security to this guy, and why had they let the man go. The police said unless someone who had been video'd complained, there was no law against doing what the man was doing in NYC, and nothing they could do. I would have been very angry if I had caught him videoing my wife or grandchildren like that.