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VIDEO: Florida woman chases alleged video voyeur at Target

Jeffrey Polizzi has previous charges of video voyeurism

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YULEE, Fla. – Jeffrey Polizzi is accused of approaching a woman in a Yulee Target and asking her inappropriate and indecent questions.

Candice Spivey took video that's gone viral. In the video you can see Spivey chasing the man out of the store. She said the reason she pulled her phone out is because he's done it to her before, and now dozens of other women are telling police it's happened to them too.

News4Jax has found out Polizzi was arrested in 2009 for video voyeurism. The Florida Times-Union wrote Polizzi was caught hiding a camera in his shoe, putting it under dressing room doors and recording women changing.

The article quotes the assistant chief of police in Neptune Beach saying they found three videos of females at the Aqua East surf shop recorded March 9, 2009. There were videos of other victims shot in other beaches areas, where he was filming up women's skirts. The article said he was arrested after he ran from police.

What Polizzi allegedly did in Target, according to the Nassau County Sheriff's Office, is not illegal, but it is disturbing, which is why police are asking women to come forward.

The video has been viewed more than 1.5 million times on Facebook, and more than 24,000 people have shared it.

"He said, 'Get away from me,' or 'Stop, leave me alone' or something," Spivey said. "And that's when I just wanted to say, 'No, you need to leave everyone else alone!"

Spivey is no stranger to Polizzi. She said they had mettwo years ago at a Publix. She said that time he had two young boys with him.

*Warning: This video contains graphic language.*

(sorry for the language in the video, my adrenaline was going and I was pissed) ATTENTION JACKSONVILLE: I was approached by this man yesterday in the bikini section of Target, out here in Yulee. Now the thing is is that the same guy approached me two years ago here in Jacksonville at a Publix while I was shopping. The locations were about an hour apart in distance from each other. When he approached me yesterday he did not remember who I was, until I called him out on it in this video. When he approached me in Publix two years ago he had two small children with him under the age of three in his shopping cart. The basket of his shopping cart was filled with multiple different types of razors that were for both men and women. He starts out his conversation with the same punch line he uses here in the very beginning of this video saying, "Hey there I don't mean to bother you but I just bought this maxi dress for my wife at Ross and I was kinda worried about the sheerness of it." He says his wife has put on weight after giving birth and he uses her as a way to start asking questions that get extremely inappropriate. For instance he starts asking his wife should wear the maxi dress with no panties, and if she should shave "down there" trying to make it seem very innocent in the way he's asking. He then asks if you're wearing panties, etc. Whiles he's asking these questions he's filming you with his cell phone, and I knew he was by the way he was holding his phone. I had this feeling there was way more to what he was doing than just asking questions, it was very routine for him like he's been doing this for a long time. So I went immediately to the front and reported him, they called the cops and he was banned from that publix. It was NOT illegal what he was doing. However when this incident happened yesterday that was the second encounter that I have had with this guy and this time it was much worse. After I called him out in this video when he gives me his punch line and as I'm staring at his basket full of razors, he clearly doesn't remember who I am, and then the shock rushes over his face and he starts to run, so I chase after his sorry ass because I wanted his tag info. I wanted this guy caught. There was something not right about him. He then took off on foot to the McDonalds across the way right by the Target, is there for about five minutes when we're all waiting for him to come back because his truck was parked in Target's parking lot. So he comes running back, jumped in his truck, spun out of the parking lot and he just so happen to spin out onto A1A right in front of the cop that was coming to target for the incident. He ran from the cops, they had to chase him. They finally got him to pull over, he wouldn't get out of his truck and they had to pull him out at gunpoint. So when they ran his background he has a history of video voyeurism and has been in trouble for putting cameras in his shoes and filming under girls skirts, in the dressing rooms when girls are changing into bikinis, etc. He filmed three different girls in one location at Neptune Beach. He's been all over Jacksonville. He told the police he has a problem with pornography and that he didn't know what to do about it. If you guys could please share this and anyone who has possibly had encounter with this creep to please contact the Nassau County Sheriff's Office. This guy is a huge creep and he's only being charged with reckless driving, which in this case yesterday he didn't do anything YET because he ran off. In not concerned about charges, I mean I am but I'm more concerned with his face getting out there and him being stopped. He has approached minors as well, and there's no telling how he could easily manipulate a young mind and how far he could take the situation. April Patterson Melinda Anderson-Ryan David Nackashi Amber Evans Allyson Barrett Heather N Roberto Vivian Raquel Smith Sandy Davidson

Posted by Candice Spivey on Wednesday, April 27, 2016

"At first he is very believable," Spivey said. "At first he comes up and seems like he genuinely needs your help in regards of answering questions about a dress he bought for his wife."

But she said the conversation quickly gets awkward when he starts asking indecent questions about undergarments. She said he also asked her about her body, which is why when he approached her at Target she knew who he was before he even opened his mouth.

"He realized he had messed up, and that's when he turned around and took off running," Spivey said. "I chased him, because I wanted to get information on who he was. I wanted the public to be aware of him. I wanted his tag number or a name, just some kind of something on him so people could be aware of this guy that's out here."

But people on Facebook seem to now be well aware.

Even the Nassau County Sheriff's Office posted, "Omg, so many! Y'all please contact Det. Kelley, we want to keep a record. We appreciate it if you do"

"Protect yourself and use your best judgment," Spivey said. "You know what's wrong and what's right and when lines are being crossed. Don't let anybody take advantage of you either."

According to the Nassau County Sheriffs Office, Polizzi took off in his car and ran from police. They said he was later arrested and charged with driving recklessly.

If you have been approached by Polizzi, please contact Det. Kelley at 904-548-4074.

This story comes from our sister station WJXT.