Former employee, sex offender charged after hiding in women's restroom to video customers

Police lights
Posted at 5:43 PM, Apr 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-09 11:47:20-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A former employee has been charged after hiding in the women's restroom of a fast food restaurant and using his phone to video people in the neighboring stall.

31-year-old James Josey III, who is a registered sex offender, is charged with invasion of privacy.

James Josey III.JPG
James Josey III

Police say Josey hid in the stall of the Hermitage Whataburger restaurant, where he used to work, and recorded video.

A woman noticed a phone pressed against a gap in the two stalls while she took her two-year-old child into the restroom back in March.

The mother yelled at Josey and he took off from the restaurant. A Whataburger staff member followed him and recognized him as a former employee.

He admitted to videoing in women's restrooms during an interview Friday.

Metro Police say Josey is a registered sex offender out of Knoxville, where he committed similar incidents.