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Peeping Tom loose in south Valley neighborhood

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Neighbors warn of a Peeping Tom at Bermuda Terrace Apartments. (FOX5) Neighbors warn of a Peeping Tom at Bermuda Terrace Apartments. (FOX5)

Just after 1 a.m. Saturday, a resident in the Bermuda Terrace Apartments said a man was peering into his daughter's window.

"When she went to turn her light off to go get in bed, she noticed that there was a man sitting crouched down at her window with his face on the window looking in at her," Brian Pitcher said.

Brian Pitcher said the man walked up the stairs leading to their second floor apartment. He says his daughter woke him up immediately and told him what happened.

He then walked downstairs looking for the man. He didn't find him and then called police.

"We received a call shortly after one o'clock in the morning that someone was peering into the window of an apartment unit," said Metro Public Information Officer Laura Meltzer. "By the time that officers got there, that suspect was nowhere to be found."

Pitcher says his daughter was able to give police a description. "She said he was a tall, you know, white guy wearing a black tank top with dark, really short hair, possibly a little bit of facial hair."

Pitcher has now put out a sign warning neighbors to be on the lookout for someone suspicious looking into windows. He is also concerned because two pedestrian gates, one in the front and one on the side, going into his apartment complex are broken.

"Somebody just shouldn't be on somebody's private property looking into windows, trying doors, opening up back gates. They just don't belong there," Meltzer said.

Pitcher, along with his family, have contacted other neighbors notifying them of the person peering into windows. They said one group of people said they saw someone who fit that description in the early morning hours on Saturday. When they asked the man what he was doing, he simply walked away in the other direction.

"They said that they saw that guy, a guy looking in windows, and they said, 'What are you looking for? You looking for a house to break in? What's going on?'" Pitcher said. "He didn't look alarmed of anything. They said he just slowly turned and walked away."

Metro says it's important for any neighborhood or apartment complex to have a watch concept where neighbors are looking for suspicious behavior. They say if a neighbor sees something suspicious, they can either call 911 or 311.

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