Just after the family of a 13-year-old boy was seated at The Knife Steakhouse in Miami, Florida, the boy headed off to use the restroom.
After entering, he went into the handicap stall and heard someone go into the stall next to his. As he sat on the toilet, he says he heard the person turning on their phone. He then looked up and saw someone holding a white cell phone over the divider and pointing it at him.
He started to scream and threatened to call the police if he didnâ€™t stop. The man then tried to open the boyâ€™s stall, but couldnâ€™t, so he left.
The scared boy, still in his stall, called his father on his own phone and told him what had just happened. The observant boy described to his dad the shoes and clothing heâ€™d seen.
The boyâ€™s now-angry father then walked up to Mr. Sanchez and asked to see his cell phone. He refused, so a scuffle ensued. During that struggle, Sanchezâ€™s phone hit the floor and was picked up by the restaurantâ€™s manager.
When the police arrived, the manager handed it over to them.
Upon searching the phone, the video, taken moments before, was found and he was promptly arrested.
While in custody, he admitted to filming the boy and that heâ€™d â€˜zoomed in to take a look at the childâ€™s genitals,â€™ but had done so â€˜out of curiosity, and planned to delete the images later,â€™ according to the arrest affidavit.
â€œI am very, very sorry for the family of the guy. At my work, everybody, Iâ€™m sorry,â€ Sanchez said.
He was booked into the Miami-Dade County jail on one count of video voyeurism on a child younger than 16.
He was then released on a $7,500 bond.
If found guilty, he faces up to 15 years in prison.