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SLO police search for prowler peeping into women’s bedrooms

The San Luis Obispo city Police station at the corner of Santa Rosa and Walnut streets in this file photo from Nov. 18, 2004.
The San Luis Obispo city Police station at the corner of Santa Rosa and Walnut streets in this file photo from Nov. 18, 2004. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

Police are searching for a prowler who they believe has been peeping into women’s bedrooms in two San Luis Obispo neighborhoods in recent months.

According to the San Luis Obispo Police Department, a woman heard sounds outside her bedroom early Thursday, and when she looked, she saw a man shining a flashlight into her room while watching pornography on a cellphone.

Officers responded to the 400 block of Kentucky Street about 4 a.m., but the prowler had already fled on foot, according to a news release.

The woman told officers that she experienced a similar incident about 10:15 p.m. Feb. 5, but she didn’t report it until the second incident, police said.

Investigators believe the two incidents are related to another report of a prowler, which occurred at 3:45 a.m. Jan. 22 on the 1300 block of Foothill Boulevard. The woman in that case also reported a man pointing a flashlight into her bedroom window. Neither woman could provide a description of the person to police. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation is asked to contact police at 805-781-7312.

Megan Henney: 805-781-7915, @megan_henney

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