Green Bay police ask for public's help finding window peeper
By Laura Smith
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GREEN BAY - Green Bay police are looking for help trying to find a man who is wanted for allegedly peeping into windows under the cover of darkness.The department's Facebook page shows photos of a man captured by a security camera. Police are asking the public for help in figuring out who he is.The Facebook post says the night between Monday, June 23 and Tuesday, June 24 a "window peeper" was seen peering into a window in the 300 block of S. Fisk St.It's the second time the same couple has been targeted in three weeks.Patti Van Eyck is visibly shaken as she watches video of the alleged "window peeper" captured by her security camera."I can't, I'm afraid," said Van Eyck as she looked away from her computer monitor.Van Eyck and her husband Rob live in the 300 block of South Fisk Street.The couple, fast asleep the night of June 23rd, had no idea what was going on outside their apartment.Van Eyck's husband later discovered the man on the camera footage."It doesn't look like anybody we know," said Van Eyck. "I just started crying and I was shaking."The video shows the man walking up to the Van Eyck's bedroom window around 1:30 a.m."He goes over to here, and right where he's going, right there, is our other bedroom window," pointed out Van Eyck.Van Eyck says the man is a complete stranger, however he's become a regular visitor.She says she bought the security camera because she's also the victim of the first peeping incident police are investigating. That one happened June 1 around 11:20 p.m."I had one foot on my patio door, and I glanced over to my left and there was a guy standing by our bedroom window. And I looked and I said what the heck are you doing here?" explained Van Eyck.Van Eyck went inside to grab her cell phone and call police."I came back out, and he did like a quick glimpse at me and then he took off running," Van Eyck said.Green Bay police say it appears the suspect is targeting the Van Eyck's, but they're not sure why."We're always concerned in an event like this because his intentions could be maybe to burglarize the place, or it could be something worse, something of a more sexual gratification nature," said Captain Jeremy Muraski.Muraski says everyone in the area should be vigilant."It could be that he has gone other places and nobody has reported it or maybe noticed that he was in another location in that neighborhood," said Muraski.Van Eyck says the "window peeper" isn't welcome here, and she won't rest easy until he's caught."I want to ask him why he's doing this. Why us?" said Van Eyck. "I can't sleep in my bedroom. I'm too afraid to even go in there."Anyone with information is asked to contact Green Bay police at (920) 448-3208, or call Green Bay Area Crime Stoppers at (920) 432-7867. You may also text "GBTIP plus information" to 274637.You can also take a closer look at the suspect photos by clicking here.
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