On Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 12:44 pm, the Upper Providence Township Police Department was dispatched to the Wegmans store, located at 600 Commerce Drive, for a report of a suspicious male. After receiving information about a male following women throughout the store, store security personnel identified and began following the subject on surveillance cameras. While monitoring the actor, security personnel observed him utilizing his cellular phone to take video recordings under female customers' skirts. As the actor exited the store and entered his vehicle, he was apprehended by Upper Providence Police and identified as Scott Rosenmerkel of Sinking Springs, Berks County. During an interview with Upper Providence Detectives, Rosenmerkel confessed to the crimes and was subsequently charged with the appropriate offenses.
On Friday, November 2, 2018, Detectives applied for and were granted a search warrant for Rosenmerkel's cellular phone. Detectives were able to view the video evidence located on the phone; however, once the device was removed from airplane mode in preparation for an extraction of the content, the phone automatically reverted to its factory settings effectively deleting all content/evidence on the device. On November 6, 2018 a second interview with Rosenmerkel was conducted during which he confessed to remotely deleting the content of the phone after police had seized it. A second criminal complaint was filed charging Rosenmerkel with the appropriate offenses.