BOSTON (CBS) – A woman living on Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton turned the tables on an alleged peeping tom this week when she caught him on a video feed.
“I almost threw up when I first saw the footage,” the woman, who wants to remain anonymous, told WBZ-TV Thursday.
“Looking at the time stamp, I knew that two windows over, I was in the shower when he was peeping through my bedroom window.”
Neighbors became suspicious earlier this summer when they began hearing rustling in the thick bushes outside their first floor windows. Later, some noticed cinder blocks under the windows as if someone used the blocks to stand on and look into the apartments.
After hearing someone outside two weeks ago, the woman’s boyfriend looked out her window and saw a man’s face. He says a man with a Hispanic accent told him he was looking for his dog.
The couple asked their property manager to install bars on the windows. The boyfriend went to Home Depot and bought security alarms for her windows and a Dropcam. The Dropcam is motion activated and sends video footage to the user’s phone.
“I haven’t slept in my bedroom for like two weeks, and last night especially,” said the woman after Wednesday night’s video clearly showed a man looking into her window. “This person clearly doesn’t think like a normal person would, nor does he behave like a normal person would.”
Now, the intended victim and Boston Police are hoping someone will recognize the man in the video and give them a call. BPD emphasizes that anyone who wants to share information can remain anonymous by calling CrimeStoppers at (800)494-TIPS.
“I know I’m not the only one he’s peeping at and who knows how many other buildings he’s doing this to,” the woman said.
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