Mountain Home Police Search for Peeping Tom who Left Note, $20

APRIL 9, 2004 - Posted at 8:06 a.m. CDT

MOUNTAIN HOME, AR - A Peeping Tom who left $20 and a note failed in his attempt to convince occupants of an apartment to let him continue to spy on them.

A resident of a Mountain Home apartment found the letter and cash on his front doorstep about thirty minutes after he'd chased away a man who was peering in the window of his apartment Saturday night.

Police say the computer-generated letter apologized, but also requested that the resident allow the Tom to keep peeping.

The apartment manager said prior tenants of the apartment had similar complaints.

Apartment residents have spent the last two weeks making plans for a neighborhood watch group.

Police are still looking for the suspect.

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