ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An Albuquerque woman says she’s caught a peeping tom peering into her windows.
Each time, he was doing something disturbing. Now neighbors are on edge, some even arming themselves as they search for the creep.
The victim says she has seen the man outside her window several times this month. Each time, he’s looked at her while touching himself.
Walking around his apartment complex with a gun in his hand on Tuesday, Eddy Larson said he wants to make it clear that he’s serious about protecting himself and his fiancé.
“You need to be able to protect yourself like and your family,” said Larson.
His words come after what recently happened to his neighbor in their apartment complex on Lead near 8th Street SW.
“Taking a shower and she looks out and sees a guy peeking at her, pleasuring himself like that’s a little uneasy, that makes me uneasy,” said Larson.
Eddy and other neighbors are keeping a close eye out for each other after a woman recently called Albuquerque Police to report a peeping tom. The woman reports that the guy walked up to her window and touched himself.
The victim also told neighbors that she thinks the peeping tom has come back more than once when she wasn’t there.
“I guess he was actually in her home, like he came inside like through this window, pried it open and he was in there looking around through her stuff,” said Larson.
Sebastian Beers lives next-door. He told News 13 on Tuesday that the victim wrote him a note, warning him about the creep.
“Now every day I walk out in the back, at night with a flash light just to make sure no one is out there,” said Beers.
APD responded to the apartments two weeks ago, but didn’t find a suspect nearby. Worried it will happen again, neighbors are spreading the word online, posting about the incident on a neighborhood forum called Nextdoor.com.
Eddy hopes whoever is doing it will get caught soon.
“I mean you should still be able to feel safe in your own home,” said Larson.
Neighbors say the victim reports seeing the peeping tom outside her window on weekends. Last time, she reports that it happened in the middle of the afternoon around 3:30.
APD says it hasn’t taken any other peeping tom reports from the 8th Street and Lead Avenue area anytime recently.