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      'Improper' photos of women land McAllen man behind bars

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      A man who allegedly snapped inappopriate photos of women inside a McAllen department store is now facing criminal charges.

      McAllen police arrested 28-year-old Carlos Teran, Jr. on an improper photography or visual recording charge over the weekend.

      The McAllen man is accused of taking inappropriate photos of at least one woman inside the Marshall TMs store located at 7600 N 10th Street.

      A customer told police officers last Tuesday that she was alerted by another shopper and saw Teran next to her crouching down.

      Teran's was allegedly caught in the act by store sercurity cameras.

      Police were able to identify Teran through a tip to McAllen Crime Stoppers.

      The 28-year-old appeared before a McAllen Municipal Court judge on Saturday where he was issued a $20,000 dollar bond.

      Court records show that Teran had previous arrests for assault and criminal trespass.

      Under Texas state law, improper photography or visual recording is a Class A misdemeanor punishable up to one year in jail and/or a $4,000 dollar fine.