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Urologist Took Video Up Women's Skirts on NYC Subway, Cops Say

Urologist Adam Levinson is so into his job that he was caught by police 'examining' a woman who was not his patient using an upskirt camera.

But enthusiasm or no, putting a secret camera under a woman's skirt and pressing record is a no-no. Levinson's alleged actions have earned him a felony charge for second-degree unlawful surveillance.

He might have thought he was being smooth but Levinson was caught because someone saw what he was doing.

Minister Sheldon Birthwright was on the same subway car as Levinson when he noticed the urologist fumbling with his newspaper, reports The New York Observer. Then he noticed that the newspaper had a small pen on it which seemed odd.

So Birthwright followed Levinson until he lost sight of the man and then reported him to a subway officer.

When police caught up with Levinson they reportedly realized the pen was actually a camera. It allegedly contained clips Levinson had filmed under women's skirts.

Let's be clear about this: filming someone without telling them is always illegal. In most cases you also need their permission before turning on the camera. The private nature of the material Levinson recorded makes this a more serious offense.

This kind of voyeurism is also an invasion of personal privacy so the victim could bring a civil suit against Levinson as well. All she needs is an attorney to help her form a case.

Sure he's a doctor but the way to woo ladies is by looking at their eyes, not their underwear.

This urologist won't be getting any upskirt shots at work or in his free time for now. The incident has cost Adam Levinson his job at Mount Sinai Medical Center, at least until the case is resolved.

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