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Women Talk About Being Video Taped OutsideThe Mall

New and disturbing details, about the man police say they caught video taping women outside Tyler's mall.  53-year old Donald Lee Gray was arrested for improper photography and visual recording without consent.  Gray has been a school bus driver for Tyler ISD for 8 years. Today, we spoke with three women who saw the camera at the mall pointed at them.

"When we got out of the car in the parking lot," says Shyla Austin, reported video taping.

Austin was meeting her cousin, Demetria Williams and their friend, Brittany Ward, at the mall.

"Walking towards my cousin and I noticed a van was behind me.  I turned around and saw the camera pointing at us," says Austin.

"It wasn't like he was trying to hide it or anything.  We started walking towards the mall the fact that he kept following behind us with a camera, kinda freaked me out," says Demetria Williams, reported video taping.

So they decided to move their cars.

"We pulled into the front entrance and we flagged down a security guard.  We told him and gave him the license tag number, the make and model of the car," says Williams.

They say by the time they walked through the mall, the police were already talking to Gray. According the arrest affidavit, Gray would focus in on the female's lower extremities and then to the chest area.

"I felt discussed, violated because I knew it was something because a normal person does not record somebody for no reason," says Brittany Ward, reported video taping.

Why Gray was video taping is unknown, but according to the arrest affidavit.  Gray had a plastic bag containing Vaseline, an inflated air mattress and the center passenger seat of the mini van was removed.  And near the inflated air mattress a green towel and a small sledgehammer.   Demetria says police told her they were not the only ones Gray was video taping.

"They said we were not the first and we were not the last group of woman being recorded walking in and out of the mall," says Williams.

Leaving them wondering why and what Gray was going to do with the video.

Gary was released from jail on bond yesterday.

Police are encouraging everyone to be aware of your surroundings whenever you are out shopping. If you see anything suspicious to get the license plate number and contact police.

Karolyn Davis, reporting.  kdavis@kltv.com  

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