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Glendale man banned from Galleria, Americana for inappropriate photos

Paul Birkeland, 43, is shown on his Facebook page. Birkeland was banned from the Glendale Galleria and the Americana at Brand for allegedly taking inappropriate photos of women and girls.

May 31, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Glendale man is not allowed back into the Glendale Galleria or the Americana at Brand after he was caught taking inappropriate photos.

Police say 43-year-old Paul Birkeland has been banned for photographing the buttocks of girls and women with his cellphone.

He was arrested on suspicion of annoying children and photographing a person for sexual gratification without their consent. According to police, he apologized and admitted that he knew his actions were wrong.

If he is caught trespassing on mall grounds, he could be arrested.