28-year-old McAllen man accused of recording woman inside restroom

Abraham Herrera, 28, of McAllen has been charged with invasive visual recording, a state jail felony, and two counts of aggravated assault, both second-degree felonies. (Photo courtesy of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office)

Police arrested a 28-year-old McAllen man Wednesday after a woman accused him of recording her inside of a McDonald’s restroom, then running over her leg with his vehicle when she attempted to prevent him from leaving the premises.

McAllen police say 28-year-old Abraham Herrera has been charged with invasive visual recording, a state jail felony, and two counts of aggravated assault causes serious bodily injury, both second-degree felonies.

Police who responded to the disturbance call at the McDonald’s located on the 1900 block of South 10th St. say they spotted a Jeep striking a young male and a woman before accelerating out of the parking lot.

When police stopped him, Herrera said he had accidentally entered the ladies’ restroom, according to the criminal complaint against him.

According to the criminal complaint:

“Mr. Herrera said he was in a bathroom stall for about one minute when he realized that he was in a ladies’ restroom. Mr. Herrera said that as he was walking out of the bathroom a female and young male accused him of using his cellular phone to record her in the bathroom. Mr. Herrera said the female grabbed his cellular phone and broke it. Mr. Herrera said the female and the young male also assaulted him as he tried to get into his vehicle and leave the area to avoid a further confrontation. Mr. Herrera said he did not record anyone and did not call the police.”

During an interview with police, the woman said she saw a hand holding a cellphone from inside a stall, according to the criminal complaint. When she confronted Herrera about it, a brief scuffle ensued before Herrera exited the business. The woman wished to file proper charges against Herrera, according to the criminal complaint.

Herrera's bond was set at $550,000. Herrera remains in the Hidalgo County jail and couldn’t be reached for comment.

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