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Ronkonkoma man accused of taking photos under woman’s dress

Scott Coleman, 24, of Ronkonkoma, was arrested Tuesday,

Scott Coleman, 24, of Ronkonkoma, was arrested Tuesday, March 22, 2016, and charged with unlawful surveillance after he was seen taking pictures underneath a woman's dress without her consent at a Lake Grove store, Suffolk County police said. Credit: SCPD

A picture might be worth a prison sentence for a 24-year-old Ronkonkoma man who was arrested Tuesday after he was caught taking photographs underneath a woman’s dress at the Macy’s store at Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, police said.

Scott Coleman, of Blythe Road, was charged with second-degree unlawful surveillance, a class E felony, which carries a maximum penalty of 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison.

Police said Coleman approached the woman from behind inside the Macy’s at about 8 p.m., taking photos “underneath her dress without her knowledge.”

Police said the woman became suspicious — and notified store security. An investigation confirmed Coleman had taken pictures of the woman, 23, police said.

He now faces arraignment Wednesday in First District Court in Central Islip.

Police ask anyone with information about this case or anyone who believes they may be a victim of a similar crime to call the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452.

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