Woman says man snapped cleavage pic on MAX

Woman says man snapped cleavage pic on MAX

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by Art Edwards, KGW Staff

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Posted on May 2, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Updated Monday, May 5 at 10:20 AM

PORTLAND -- A Portland woman was shocked when she caught a man taking a picture of her cleavage on a MAX train.

Samantha Amick rides the train almost every day.

She was on a train in downtown Portland Thursday afternoon when she heard the click of a camera shutter. She looked and saw a man with his phone pointed at her.

Amick said the picture shocked her.

"I had a sundress on. It was very low-cut and it made me feel very disturbed. I just felt kind of violated," she said.

Amick and the man both got off the train at Third and Morrison. She said she asked him, "Did you take my picture?"

He told her to mind her own business. Amick followed him.

The man went into a building and she got the attention of a police officer.

The officer looked at his phone, but didn't find any pictures of her.

Sgt. Pete Simpson of the Portland Police Bureau said, "For someone to take a photo like that might be kind of creepy. You should be able to dress the way you want and not be subjected to that."

According to Simpson, the man did not break the law. He said that could change if the person were to "surreptitiously try to take the picture."

Amick wanted to share her story, to warn people to be aware of their surroundings, but she won't let it stop her from riding the MAX.

"Don't be afraid to stand up for yourself," she said.

 

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