UPS fires driver who took video of woman using toilet at business complex


UPS truck (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

A UPS driver was arrested on a charge of invasion of privacy after allegedly entering a women’s bathroom and taking a video of a woman who was using the toilet, according to police in New Jersey.

Denville police said that they have arrested 37-year-old John F. Mears IV, after being accused of recording the woman as he was changing his UPS uniform in the bathroom of a business complex.

In court, Mears pleaded not guilty to one count of invasion of privacy. He was released from custody without bail. UPS suspended the driver following the allegations.

According to the criminal complaint, on Thursday, Mears entered the women's bathroom and hid in a toilet. When a woman used the toilet next to him, Mears aimed his cellphone at her from underneath the partition.

The woman saw the cell phone and confronted Mears. The UPS driver then ran out of the business complex.

The woman called police, and officers waited until Mears returned to the business complex in uniform to pick up outgoing packages.