Woman Praised For Confronting ‘Creep’ Who Was Caught Taking Pictures Of Her Legs Without Her Permission

Joshua RogersJoshua Rogers in News, World
Published 02.10.19

Suffice to say there are a lot of weirdos out there and you have to stay vigilant at all times.

You can never take your safety for granted, and it seems ridiculous that even in broad daylight, people are victimising women who are simply walking around going about their day to day lives.

Ollie O’Neill discovered this the hard way, but she’s been praised for the way she confronted an elderly bearded man who was was taking numerous photos of her legs without asking her permission.


What happened?

She confronted the man after another woman, unknown to her, approached her in Chinatown in central London to tell her he had been photographing her.

Check it out here – although be warned there is a lot of strong language – which is completely understandable given the situation.

She furiously demanded he deleted the images from his phone but he simply told her she should be “proud” of her legs while claiming to be a university professor from Oslo.


Ollie screamed and shouted at the man and said: “Don’t f***ing take photos of me in public, you f***ing weirdo.

“I’m wearing tights. What fashion? Delete the f***ing photo,” she hits back at him.


He replies: “No … You should be proud!” 

He then agreed to delete the photographs after claiming that he only wanted to “study” them.

man caught taking pictures of woman

Ollie posted the video of the incident on Twitter and it has since been retweeted more than 14,000 times.

What did Ollie O’Neill say?

She tweeted: “I’m really shaken up. A lovely woman tapped me on the shoulder and asked me if I knew this man, and informed me he had been taking photos of my legs. He had at least 20. I only saw him delete one. This was 17:30, HSBC in Chinatown. @metpoliceuk is there anything that can be done?”

“Please RT so people know his face. I’m sick and f***ing tired of existing this way. The woman was so lovely and kind and gave me a hug and let the staff in the store know to look out for him. I’m sick of women having to look out for each other this way.”


Ollie received plenty of support from people online who condemned the man’s behaviour.


Bizarrely, however, some people actually had a go at her – the victim in all this!

However, the Met police got involved asking for Ollie’s details:

What did police say about the man taking pictures of the girl?

A Met Police spokesman told The Sun Online:Police spoke to a woman on Monday after she had made contact about an incident in Gerrard Street, W1 that had taken place at around 5.30pm that day.

“An appointment has been arranged with a view to establishing whether any criminal offences have been committed.”


I’m genuinely baffled by people sticking up for the man and focusing on Ollie’s ‘language’ rather than the issue at hand. I’d love to see how they’d react if the same thing happened to them.

There’s no way I’d be able to show the same restraint as her – I’d have probably smashed his phone to pieces.

Images via Twitter