Chesterfield police arrest man for 'upskirting' incident going back to 2014

Chesterfield police arrest man for 'upskirting' incident going back to 2014

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - A man who has been on the run for two years for an "upskirting" incident has been arrested.

Michael Tuck was arrested last week and now faces charges in connection to an April 2014 case where investigators say he was taking inappropriate pictures up women's skirts.

Police said Tuck took the inappropriate pictures at the TJ Maxx on Midlothian Turnpike.

During the course of the "upskirting" investigation, police said they discovered months earlier that Tuck also stole a wallet and a DVD player from the Goodwill near the TJ Maxx.

He has been profiled several times on NBC12's Fugitive Friday segment.

"He knew he was wanted. He was moving from location to location which was really why he was on the most wanted list for so long," said Corporal Kevin Bacon of Crime Solvers.

Chesterfield police were finally able to arrest Tuck, thanks to a routine traffic stop.

"Believe it or not, he was just driving around town. VCU [police] saw that he had expired license plates on his car [and] pulled him over for a routine traffic stop. And sure enough, he was a fugitive from Chesterfield that was arrested as a result of that traffic stop," Bacon explained.

Even though it has taken some time, investigators said they never gave up.

"I understand innocent before proven guilty, but if someone refuses to go to court, if they run away from us, we're going to keep searching for them, until we catch them. Michael Tuck is a good example of how we are not going to give up," said Bacon.

We reached out to Tuck at the Chesterfield Jail and asked if he wanted to share his side of the story, but he declined our interview.

Tuck is due back in court on March 31.  

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