A convicted peeping tom has been arrested on his 12th offense, making it a felony arrest.
Glenn Edward Holiday, 51, of the 1300 block of Sheppard Street, was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 4, on charges of 12th offense peeping tom and resisting an officer.
Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper says Officers First Class Chris Hammontree and Clint Smith responded to a call in the 300 block of Hardy Street in reference to a prowler just before 6 a.m.
“Once they got there, the homeowner indicated he’d seen someone outside of his window,” he said. “They got outside and noticed a hat sitting on the window sill. At that point in time, he thought he could hear someone running through the woods, apparently behind his house.”
Hammontree and Smith checked around the back and around the apartment complex near the apartment the homeowner heard the suspect run towards, Cropper said.
“They observed a male, which OFC Hammontree was familiar with, because he had been arrested previously,” he said. “He was standing near the back window of the apartment complex. When OFC Hammontree approached him, apparently Mr. Holiday took off running.”
Holiday was given orders to get on the ground, and after a short distance, Cropper says Holiday stopped running. According to the police report, Holiday had dirt and debris consistent with being in the woods.
Upon questioning, Holiday told officers he left his hat at the Hardy Street residence. After Hammontree and Smith arrived at the police department, Holiday was shown the hat, which he identified as his.
“It was a ball cap that had been left on the window sill,” Cropper said. “He is a compulsive peeping tom. He’s been arrested over 20 times for being a peeping tom. He’s been convicted of being a peeping tom 11 times.”
After the third conviction, the charge becomes a felony, the chief said. By legal definition, a peeping tom is, “one who peeps through windows or doors, or other like places, situated on or about the premises of another for the purpose of spying upon or invading the privacy of persons spied upon without the consent of the persons spied upon.”
If convicted of his twelfth offense, Holiday could face a fine of no more than $1,000, imprisoned with or without hard labor for no more than one year, or both.