Peeping tom suspect caught on video

Tony Hayes (Source: Myrtle Beach Police)
Tony Hayes (Source: Myrtle Beach Police)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Myrtle Beach Police have located the man suspected of peeping into his neighbor's windows, an incident that was caught on surveillance video.

It was just after midnight on Wednesday when a woman living on Pridgen Road noticed a man peering through her bedroom window with his face "only inches away from the glass," states the incident report from Myrtle Beach Police.

The woman was on the phone with her boyfriend at the time, and believes a passing car scared the man away. But moments later the man was spotted again looking through the woman's kitchen window.

Later in the day, the woman reported what she saw to the manager of her apartment complex who was able to view the incident on the surveillance cameras. The video shows the man looking into two different windows in the victim's apartment, then entering an apartment in the same building.

A neighbor of the victim viewed the video and identified the man as her husband, who left their home when he learned the victim had called police.

Myrtle Beach Police sought warrants against the suspect, 23-year-old Tony Darin Hayes. He was taken into custody late Thursday night and charged with peeping tom, eavesdropping or peeping.

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