Palmdale man arrested for videotaping in women’s bathroom

Jason Pomare

Jason Pomare

PALMDALE – A 33-year-old Palmdale man who allegedly dressed as a woman while secretly videotaping females using a department store bathroom was charged with several misdemeanor counts Tuesday, authorities said.

Jason Pomare was charged with six counts of unlawful use of a concealed camera for the purposes of sexual gratification, according to Sergeant Brian Hudson of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Bureau.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred Saturday afternoon (May 11) at Macy’s Department Store in the Antelope Valley Mall.

Detectives said Pomare disguised himself in women’s clothing, wearing a bra with gel pads and a dark shoulder-length wig, and then snuck into the bathroom at Macy’s with a miniature video camera concealed in a bag.

Pomare allegedly slid the bag underneath stalls in order to secretly videotape women as they were using the toilet, detectives said.

A woman spotted the setup and contacted store security.

“Macy’s Department Store Security Officers were contacted by a customer who complained about a man in the woman’s restroom who was acting suspiciously,” Hudson said.

The security officers reported the incident to a nearby deputy from Palmdale Sheriff’s Station, as Pomare scurried from the bathroom and out of the store, detectives said.

A deputy was patrolling in the parking area of the Antelope Valley Mall when he saw a male exit the Macy’s Department Store matching the description that had been provided to him, Hudson said.

Pomare ran from deputies, but he was nabbed minutes later hiding underneath a tractor trailer near the store’s loading dock, officials said.

A purse was seized from Pomare, which contained a video camera, a mirror and a roll of duct tape, officials said.

Pomare admitted to deleting some of the images while he was fleeing from deputies, however, his video camera still contained footage of a female sitting on the toilet using the bathroom, officials said.

Pomare was arrested Saturday afternoon and booked at Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.  The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against Pomare on Tuesday.

Anyone with information regarding this crime should contact the Los Angeles Sherriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau and speak with Sergeant Brian Hudson at 562-619-1370.

UPDATE: After pleading not guilty to the charges on Tuesday, Pomare’s bail was set at $125,000, according to court records. Unable to make bail, Pomare was remanded to the Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles. He is due back in court on June 6, for a preliminary hearing on the case.

  25 comments for “Palmdale man arrested for videotaping in women’s bathroom

  1. Aries2011
    May 19, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    That would be a very ugly woman

  2. Jemmers
    May 19, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Greaaaat. Try being a transgender woman that needs to take a piss now. This ass-basket just made everyone think i’m a videotaping pervert. faaaan friggidy tastic

  3. Citizen
    May 19, 2013 at 3:55 am

    This name was noted on the arrest reports charged with rape???? Not reported by media…

  4. ShaneFalco
    May 18, 2013 at 11:21 am

    The courts and Jerry Brown have decided that there is no room in the the prisons and jails for criminals so it’s a good thing that the community has room for all these guys doing little to no time in custody.

  5. Notagain
    May 17, 2013 at 8:20 pm


  6. so true
    May 16, 2013 at 3:31 am

    Had to have made a very ugly woman!!!!

  7. [removed]
    May 15, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    sick sucker wooooow!!! im glad he got caught no telling how many bathrooms he did like that match the description// good job to the lady who notice why the hell would yo purse come over to close. dam im on the look out every time i have to use a public restroom

  8. Honest Answer
    May 15, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    If I saw him watching me under the stall I would have squatted right over his camera and peed on it. Maybe the acid from my pee would fry the camera! lol

  9. oldschool
    May 15, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    hey guys, this dude caught a lot of heat about how he looked in high school too. he’s had it rough for his whole life..give him a break aight.

    • sikntired
      May 15, 2013 at 9:30 pm

      No, not aight.Many of us have had a rough life and don’t go on to victimize others.
      A decent haircut might help.

  10. caution
    May 15, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    I work with this individual. He is weird and at the same time nobody could tell something is wrong with him. He’s a hard working guy and a good person in the work place but no one would ever imagine something like this. We are all in shock.

  11. dumbandblind
    May 15, 2013 at 10:23 am

    The Antelope Valley is getting to be well known for unsavory events. Are there any good news for a change that would make our “place to call home”

    DUi’s, Drug busts, Shootings, Stabbings, Finding human remains in the Desert now Peeping cross-dressers! We definitely have it all up here. Before I forget I have to mention, last but not least we also have funny public servants with vested interests bleeding City coffers dry.

  12. [removed]
    May 15, 2013 at 6:38 am

    Good Lord, what is up with his face, little Beedee Eyes, Big A$$ Nose and Ears and the hair cut, looks like Burt from Sesame Street.. Good Looking on the lady in the other stall though,, Alot of us dont pay attention to our surroundings, Hate Creepy People….

    • sikntired
      May 15, 2013 at 10:11 am

      Haha,he does kind of look like Burt.Maybe that’s his problem.

  13. sikntired
    May 14, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Channel 7 news is calling him the “potty peeper “.
    Oh the infamous AntelopeValley.

    • Shameless
      May 15, 2013 at 12:47 am

      The media loves catch phrases and naming criminals. It’s not the police that comes up with names like Night Stalker or Hillside Strangler. Not sure how this jerk makes us infamous. I think it just makes him a jerk. There was a “potty peeper” at a popular restaurant in L.A.

  14. sikntired
    May 14, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    They ought to put him in the womens’ section of the jail and let the girls teach him a thing or two.We need a recycler for scum like this.

    • Shameless
      May 15, 2013 at 12:47 am

      Yes! Excellent suggestion!

  15. Susan
    May 14, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    This is only a misdemeanor?

    • ShaneFalco
      May 15, 2013 at 7:30 am

      Only a misdemeanor.

      I’ll spring for his bail so he and I can remake Bosom Buddies.

      • Baildude
        May 15, 2013 at 8:20 am

        Call Absolute Bail Bonds 1-800-793-2245

      • Adam
        May 15, 2013 at 11:32 am

        What the hell is bosom buddies? you will spring for his bail? i imagine that is sarcasm…

        • sikntired
          May 15, 2013 at 5:37 pm

          Haha Adam, you must be very young.It was a sitcom in the 80’s starring a then unknown Tom Hanks.He and his pal had to dress as women .
          Mr Falcon has a strange sense of humorous.

          • sikntired
            May 15, 2013 at 5:39 pm

            Whoops,that ‘s Falco,like the disgraced football player.

  16. sikntired
    May 14, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    OMG,he could be related to the guy who shot the dog-look at those eyes.
    Just disgusting,good for the observant woman who reported him.
    You honestly could not make this stuff up.

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