Disturbing moment young woman, 21, spots ‘creepy’ man taking photos of her as she sunbathes alone at the beach
- Young woman catches man taking photos of her as she sunbathed at the beach
- The 21-year-old had been enjoying the sun at beach in Melbourne’s Bayside area
- She started recording unwelcome onlooker quickly prompting him to turn away
- Melbourne woman said she posted the footage to remind others to stay vigilant
A young woman has shared the disturbing moment she caught a ‘creepy’ man taking photos of her while she sunbathed at a Melbourne beach.
Ruby Dow, 21, was soaking up the sun in the Bayside Area over the weekend when an unwelcome spectator pulled out his phone and started snapping.
Ms Dow decided to give the man a taste of his own medicine and pulled out her phone to start recording, quickly prompting the onlooker to turn around.
Ms Dow decided to give the ‘creepy’ spectator a taste of his own medicine and pulled out her phone to start recording, quickly prompting him to turn away (pictured)
‘I didn’t pull out my camera until I realised what he was doing… the second I did he turned around and left,’ she explained in the comments of the video.
Ms Dow told Daily Mail Australia she posted the footage to TikTok to remind other young women on the beach alone to remain vigilant.
‘My intention of posting this incident was solely to remind other women to not take their safety for granted, especially when venturing out alone,’ she said.
Viewers were quick to sympathise with the 21-year-old in the comments while others shared their own experiences of creepy encounters.
Ruby Dow, 21, (pictured) was soaking up the sun in the Bayside Area over the weekend when an unwelcome onlooker pulled out his phone and started taking photos of her
‘I hate that this happened! Some people just need to keep to themselves,’ one said.
‘I had one old buzzard hounding me the last time I went solo it’s so s*** you can’t sit at the beach and just enjoy it,’ a second woman commented.
‘Oh babe I’m so sorry this happened to you! This has happened to me before so I know exactly how scary it feels,’ a third shared.
‘Yes always be aware, someone was in the bushes at the beach taking photos of my mum,’ a fourth recalled.
Ms Dow told Daily Mail Australia she posted the footage to TikTok to remind other young women on the beach alone to remain vigilant