SDSU Warns Students of Peeping Tom

By Monica Dean
|  Friday, Sep 11, 2009  |  Updated 7:42 PM PDT
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SDSU Warns Students of Peeping Tom

Monica Dean

The apartments where the prowler was reported Wednesday. Campus police have issued a warning to students - be aware of your surroundings.

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SDSU Warns Students of Peeping Tom

They've issued a crime alert after a group of apartment residents reported seeing a video camera poking through a bathroom window around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.
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San Diego State University campus police are looking for a prowler who was seen video taping residents through a bathroom window. 

They've issued a crime alert after a group of apartment residents reported seeing a video camera poking through a bathroom window around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. The students live on the first floor of the campus apartments in the 5600 block of Montezuma Road.

Katie Nance was in the apartment while her roommate was using the shower. “We were in our room and we heard our roommate scream 'Oh my God!' said Nance. "She popped out and said there was someone video taping us!"

Police said the suspect was seen inside the quad of the apartment complex. He is described as a man in his mid 20s, with medium length brown hair, wearing a red, short sleeved T-shirt and blue jeans.

The students are hoping police can track him down so others won't go through what they call a "creepy experience."

"It's a traumatizing experience to know that you've been watched and video taped in the shower. That's just not something you normally go through in life," Nance said.

The incident has all the roommates on edge. “We're talking about getting curtains and stuff just an extra caution cause we live right on the first floor where everyone walks in," Nance said. 

With the start of the Fall 2009 semester students need to remember to be extra vigilant when it comes to safety precautions, campus police said. They're asking residents to make sure all doors and gates are closed and locked at all times. They want people to pay attention to their surroundings and avoid distractions.

SDSU Police are asking anyone with information or questions regarding this incident to contact them by phone or email.

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