Store staff captured disturbing footage of the man on their phones.
Man caught filming up little girl's dress in Big W
Man caught filming up little girl's dress in Big W 00:06:22
A mother and her daughter were shopping in Big W on the Gold Coast when a horrifying incident played out.
A trolley was blocking mum Natasha's view of her daughter briefly, when a man wearing a black T-shirt allegedly
Thankfully, a male staff member and immediately began filming the man on his phone.
Man didn't want to be filmed
In the footage, which was given to police that day, the man covered his face and said: "Don't take my photo.''
"What are you filming up little girl's dresses for? I watched you," said the staff member.
The girl's mother, Natasha, told Yahoo that she was gobsmacked when the staff member told her what had happened.
Natasha was alerted to the incident by staff. Source: Seven News
"I wanted to kill him. In all honesty"
"He said, 'He was filming up your daughter's dress.' I was just like, 'What?'."
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"I wanted to kill him. In all honesty. I felt sick. I felt that I failed my daughter because I hadn't, you know, because I hadn't stopped him,'' she said.
The staff members followed the man out of the store, keeping the camera on him until he left the store.
The man appears to have gotten away with the heinous act. Source: Seven News
The culprit has not been found
The incident took place two weeks ago and the man got away and hasn't been found.
Natasha said she was disappointed that more hadn't been done to catch the culprit.
"This guy should have been apprehended on the day. The staffers did above and beyond what they were called to do,'' she said.