LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the community’s help identifying a person of interest in at least two cases of voyeurism and a car burglary.
Deputies on Wednesday released three photos of a male calling him a person of interest in the crimes that took place in Lake County the mornings of April 19 and April 25. According to the sheriff’s office, the voyeurism cases took place in the South Clermont/Four Corners area.
Investigators said deputies were called to a home along Pekoe Court on April 19, when a woman said she caught a male looking in her bathroom window. The woman alerted her husband, who went to confront the Peeping Tom, but the male had already run off between two other houses, according to an incident report.
Deputies said the couple’s doorbell camera caught the male opening the door of their 2013 red Kia Soul and rummaging through their belongings. The couple did not believe anything was taken, according to the report.
On April 26, deputies were called to another home on Pekoe Court. A man said he was reviewing his surveillance video from the morning of April 25 and spotted a male looking into his daughter’s bedroom window, according to the report. Deputies said, at the time of the incident, the man’s daughter and another juvenile were both asleep in the room.
The man reported to deputies that the voyeur may live in the area.
“He showed her the pictures from the security video and she felt like it was her son so that gave us a pretty good lead to go on but since that time when our detectives went out to her house to follow up on it. That family is no longer cooperative,”Lt. John Harrell from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said.
The sheriff’s office continues to investigate the case.
“We are working diligently to identify the suspect so he can be held accountable.”
Neighbor Debi Aldrich told News 6 it’s scary, especially as a mother with children.
“Of course we’re all afraid that’s why the neighbors have cameras everywhere now,” said Aldrich. “It’s a little scary. I worry for our kids.”
Two of the photos released by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office show the dark-haired male wearing a T-shirt with text on it approaching a vehicle. The third photo shows him wearing shorts and a hood over his head. In all three photos, the person appears to be wearing a backpack.
Anyone with information about the person’s identity is asked to contact Detective Michael Morris at email@example.com or 352-343-2101. You can also provide a tip anonymously through the sheriff’s office’s mobile app or through Central Florida Crimeline.