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Video shows peeper's 'disturbing' behavior outside house

Posted at 5:07 PM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 21:35:40-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Surveillance video captures in "disturbing" peeper outside a home in Old Town, as a teenage girl slept inside.

Steve rents a home along Jefferson Street. Around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, he was close by with some friends when he got an alert on his phone.

"Just a feeling of alarm," said Steve.

A stunned Steve saw video of a man outside his home, just staring. The cameras capture an older, balding man on the side of the home. His left hand is in his pants, as he peers into the windows.

"Behavior was really creepy," said Steve.

Steve called police and raced home. His 15-year-old daughter was inside, asleep on the couch. In the video, the man keeps looking inside, though all the blinds are closed. His hand is still where it is.

"My immediate concern is that the guy is going to break a window or climb in the house," said Steve.

After peering in the windows, he goes around the back and out of camera range. When he reappears, he decides to smoke before taking yet another look.

"He was so comfortable in my space looking in my windows and doing what he may have been doing," said Steve.

Not long after, police arrive and take him into custody. The video shows he had been outside the home for some 30 minutes.

Police say there was not enough evidence a crime had been committed and the man was released after an hour. Steve is still hoping to get the word out on the stranger and the odd behavior he fears could escalate.

"Probably has done it before and will do it again. Next time, he may go inside the house and decide to do something more than looking in a window," said Steve.

Though charges haven't been filed, anyone with information on the case is asked to call San Diego Police at 619-531-2000.