Police: Man broke into apartment, took picture of woman in shower
(WESH.COM) ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – Police in Altamonte Springs say a man walked into a woman’s apartment, stole her cellphone and took a picture of her while she was in the shower this week.
While police were on scene, the intruder then posted that picture to the victim’s Facebook account, police said.
“Having someone actually in your apartment while you are taking a shower is quite scary honestly,” Altamonte Springs police spokesman Rob Pelton said. “Going to get a victim’s cell phone and having the gall to stand inside of a residence that you have broken into to steal someone’s cell phone and use it to take a picture of them in the shower is unheard of.”
Residents like Sheila Hudgins are taking precautions.
“I keep the blinds closed. I don’t even open them in the day time I keep them closed all day,” Hudgins said. “When they get opened it’s because I’m opening them to go outside.”
Police believe the same man has been spotted masturbating while peering inside residences. Two incidents have been reported in the past week.
The suspect is described as a white male, between 5 feet 6 and 5 feet 9, wearing all dark clothing and blue jeans.
The first incident occurred Feb. 13 at 1:15 am. at the Lotus Landing Apartments. The second incident occurred Wednesday at 11 pm. at the Ashford of Altamonte Springs Apartments.
Residents in apartment complexes south of Sunshine Lane and north of Gateway Drive on the west side of State Road 434 are told to be extra vigilant.
Anyone with information is asked to call to call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.