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There’s Been Another Shower Voyeur Incident at the University of Maryland

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For the second time this month, University of Maryland police report that a male suspect has tried to observe women while they shower in residence halls.

The first incident took place on October 9, when a woman in Wicomico Hall reported she saw a “cell phone with the camera lens, over the top of the shower stall, taking video.”

Police reported late Thursday night through the university’s alert system that a woman in Cumberland Hall that evening saw “red and white shoes standing outside of the exterior curtain.” Not long afterward, the police report says, “the student opened the interior curtain to retrieve an item, when she noticed the exterior curtain pulled slightly open and saw a male looking in.” She yelled, and he apologized and fled.

A witness in the second incident report described seeing a “male, approximately 5’5”, with shorter black hair, average build, wearing cargo shorts, a short sleeve shirt, red and white shoes” exiting the bathroom and entering an elevator.

Police have no updates yet, University of Maryland Police spokesperson Sgt. Rosanne Hoaas tells Washingtonian, but they’ll post anything they get on their safety notices and police news pages. The police urge anyone with information to contact them at (301) 405-3555. Below, the two alerts.

INCIDENT: Voyeur Incident (Women’s Bathroom)

OCCURRED: October 9, 2015 at approximately 9:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Wicomico Hall

UMPD CASE #: 2015-44690

BRIEF DETAILS:

On October 13, 2015, at approximately 10:09 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department responded to Prince Fredrick Hall and met with a female UMD student, who reported a voyeur incident that occurred on October 9, 2015, at approximately 9:00 p.m., inside the women’s bathroom of Wicomico Hall. The student was inside the shower stall when she turned and observed a cell phone with the camera lens, over the top of the shower stall, taking video. The female yelled at the male suspect to leave in which he did. There is no further description of the suspect.

INCIDENT: Voyeur Incident (Women’s Bathroom)

OCCURRED: October 15, 2015, between 5:35 p.m. and 5:40 p.m.

LOCATION: Cumberland Hall

UMPD CASE #: 2015-45019

BRIEF DETAILS:

On October 15, 2015, at approximately 6:36 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) responded to Cumberland Hall, where a female UMD student reported a voyeur incident that occurred between 5:35 p.m. and 5:40 p.m., inside the women’s bathroom . The student was inside the shower stall, when she saw red and white shoes standing outside of the exterior curtain, facing the shower. Minutes later, the student opened the interior curtain to retrieve an item, when she noticed the exterior curtain pulled slightly open and saw a male looking in. The student shrieked and the male said he was sorry and ran out of the bathroom.

A witness reported to UMPD that a male, approximately 5’5”, with shorter black hair, average build, wearing cargo shorts, a short sleeve shirt, red and white shoes, was seen running out of the bathroom at approximately 5:40 p.m. The male was last seen getting on an elevator.

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Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonian in late 2014. He was previously with the Poynter Institute, TBD.com, and Washington City Paper. His book A Bigger Field Awaits Us: The Scottish Soccer Team That Fought the Great War was published in 2018. He lives in Del Ray.