Keller man granted probation after taking photos up woman’s skirt

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A Keller man was sentenced to five years probation Thursday for taking photographs up a woman’s skirt while she was shopping at a North Richland Hills store last year.

Michael Todd Ball, 46, was placed on probation with deferred adjudication on a charge of improper photography.

Ball was sentenced in Criminal District Court No. 213.

The incident occurred on Aug. 13, 2012, at Walmart in the 9100 block of North Tarrant Parkway in North Richland Hills.

The woman was shopping at the store and was alerted by another shopper who saw Ball taking the photographs, North Richland Hills police said. Officials detained Ball at the store.

"The shopper in the Walmart had no idea what was going on,” North Richland Hills police investigator Keith Bauman told the Star-Telegram at the time . “The other shopper got her attention and let her know."

After being questioned by police at the Walmart, Ball was released.

But the next day North Richland Hills police arrested Ball after seizing computers and other electronic equipment from his Keller home. He was released after posing $10,000 bail.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763 Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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