Just when things had started to calm down for Target, they are once again in the news. That’s right; there is another story about Target and restroom safety. But this has nothing to do with transgender men going into the women’s restroom. Rather, this has to do with the run of the mill pervert.
An employee of retail giant Target was arrested in Columbus, Ohio, after a 12-year-old boy reported that the employee was taking video of unsuspecting customers in the store’s restroom.
The arrest came after the boy’s mother called police in November to report that her son had seen someone’s hand, holding a cell phone, appear underneath his stall in the store, ABC noted.
Police reportedly reviewed store surveillance footage and found that Target employee Matthew Lively, 31, had entered the store’s restroom after the child went in and did not emerge until after the boy left.
It would be unfair to blame this on the employer, but it will not likely help the struggling retailer regain its lost consumer base. Women, who were already concerned about their safety and privacy, now have to worry about their young sons going to the restroom.
Target has tried to alleviate concerns.
At Target, our guests are at the center of everything we do and our commitment to creating a safe and secure shopping environment in our stores is unwavering. As a part [of] this commitment to safety, we have robust procedures, policies and trainings in place to ensure that our stores are safe places to shop and work.
Target is fully cooperating with law enforcement in this case. As this is an active investigation, please contact local law enforcement with further questions.
Though this was out of Target’s control, this points to the fact that we often overlook. God is justice. He will not be mocked. Those who spurn His Law soon finds that they reap what they sew.