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Snapping photo of woman's buttocks lands man behind bars

Pedro Elimeleo Zuniga-Martinez // Brownsville Police Department Photo

A Brownsville man is behind bars and facing deportation after he allegedly snapped of a woman's buttocks without her permission.

Brownsville police arrested 22-year-old Pedro Elimeleo Zuniga-Martinez on an improper visual photography charge early Saturday afternoon.

Investigators told Action 4 News that officers were called out to used car lot on the 1700 block of U.S. Highway 77/83 for a disturbance.

A woman there told police that she went there to buy a car but employee Zuniga-Martinez took pictures of her without her consent.

The woman told police that she was looking inside a car when she heard a camera shutter and saw Zuniga-Martinez holding a cell phone.

The woman believed that Zuniga-Martinez took a picture of her buttocks but could not find the phone on his phone.

Officers spoke to Zuniga-Martinez, who admitted to taking the photo but could not find it.

Zuniga-Martinez appeared before a Brownsville Municipal Court judge where he was issued a $5,000 bond.

The 22-year-old remains in custody at the Cameron County Jail for the improper visual photography charge and an immigration detainer.

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