Woman confronts ‘Peeping Tom’ with camera



CUMMING, Ga. — A woman heard a noise after she got out of the shower, and saw a phone being held up inside her vent, according to a Cumming Police incident report.

A woman in the 900 block of Cherokee Chase Drive told officers at about 6:30 a.m. Dec. 20, she had gotten out of the shower and was drying herself when she heard the noise. When she turned around, she saw a cellphone being held up inside her floor vent.

She said she went outside and found a man on the side of the duplex with his pants around his knees and his shirt above his waist.

She said the man held a cellphone in one hand and was touching himself with the other.

She said she confronted the man about the pictures, and he denied it. She demanded to see the phone, but she thinks he deleted the videos or pictures.

While at the scene, police officers saw a man walking into the duplex. The complainant identified him as the man with the cellphone.

Police spoke to the man, a neighbor in the duplex, and he allegedly admitted to being the “Peeping Tom.”

Officers asked if he took pictures or videos of the woman, but he said no. In the police report, officers noted the man would speak English one moment, and then act like he was unable to understand.

Officers looked under the house and found a dust path leading to the woman’s vent.

It looked as if someone had been moving around that area, but officers said there were no signs that could specifically link anyone at the time because the dust path could have been from construction-type work.

The suspect was taken to the Cumming Police Department for questioning, but officers said they could not establish probable cause for an arrest.

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