Incident Date09/12/2013 - 12:22 AM
Address200 block N. Blount St.
ArrestedDavid H. Whaley, age 54, Madison
Suspect was arrested for Disorderly Conduct.
Victim(s)Female, age 24, Madison
Female, age 24, Madison
DetailsA window peeper was tackled and held down by the boyfriend of 24-year old downtown resident early this morning. The boyfriend had ridden his bicycle over to visit his girlfriend. When he arrived at her N. Blount St. residence he could see a man peering into a bedroom window. Inside was his girlfriend's roommate, also a 24-year old woman. The witness said the suspect was standing on his tiptoes and had his hands cupped around his eyes. The boyfriend confronted the man, who said "I'm sorry, I have a problem." The suspect ran and the 25-year old took him down in the backyard. He then stood over the suspect while calling police, and kept him on the ground until officers arrived. The suspect was very apologetic regarding his actions. The victims said they did not know he was outside of their home. One said her bedroom blinds don't go all the way down.
The MPD would encourage residents to keep bedroom windows covered when at home, and to make sure window coverings are fully functional.