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Old 05-29-2012, 12:22 PM
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So live in a second story apartment. it was approaching midnight. The door was open to my porch which overlooks another apartment building. I catch a glimpse of an individual kneeling down peering into a window so I go out to get a closer look. I continue to watch the person move through a shadowed area to another apartment. So I call the sheriff to report the suspicious person as I continue to watch. As the person tip toes up a stairwell into the light I see it is a LEO..... The guys continues to very slowly and quietly walk to two different apartments on two different floors and looks into the windows!
I start to think its suspicious. I back up into the shadow of my porch to watch what happens next. He tip toes down the steps across the parking lot to my building and up the steps. i go to the door and watch through the peep hole. He stops at my door and leans his ear to it. I RIP! the door open. He jumps! so I say excuse me, and ask if theres anything I can help him with and he replies no. I just went down to my vehicle and he walked off the other way. I dont think he was up to no good it just seemed very weird to me. does this sound strange to anyone else?
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well they can't get a search warrant w/o 'probably cause', so if he sees suspicious activity through a bedroom window, time to get a search warrant. That is pretty shady activity. Did the sherriff show up?
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Lucky you didn't get shot.

There was a kid shot and killed out in Loxahatchee last week by an 'under cover' PBSO deputy in the parking lot of his business.
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Maybe he was a LEO, or maybe he was simply a perp dressed as a LEO.....
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I would have called 911 and told them it looks like somebody is peeping in the windows and that you are armed.
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I would have called 911 and told them it looks like somebody is peeping in the windows and that you are armed.
I definately called 911...no one responded or called back (comforting thought). Did not feel threatened enough to carry my Weapon but It was concerning
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I definately called 911...no one responded or called back

Go to the Char-Meck 911 Communications Center and ask to speak to a supervisor. Advise the date and time of your 911 call and how it was processed. Face-to-face usually gets answers, and/or allows follow-up questions to BS answers ...
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I definately called 911...no one responded or called back

Go to the Char-Meck 911 Communications Center and ask to speak to a supervisor. Advise the date and time of your 911 call and how it was processed. Face-to-face usually gets answers, and/or allows follow-up questions to BS answers ...
I verified the Lt.'s name this afternoon it was a legit officer but no explanation for what he was up to. I notified the apartment complex. Is this fishy enough to warrant a visit to the office? I don't know much about police protocol.
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You live in Charlotte for Jerzus sake.






Sorry, I had to.
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Originally Posted by kln View Post
So live in a second story apartment. it was approaching midnight. The door was open to my porch which overlooks another apartment building. I catch a glimpse of an individual kneeling down peering into a window so I go out to get a closer look. I continue to watch the person move through a shadowed area to another apartment. So I call the sheriff to report the suspicious person as I continue to watch. As the person tip toes up a stairwell into the light I see it is a LEO..... The guys continues to very slowly and quietly walk to two different apartments on two different floors and looks into the windows!
I start to think its suspicious. I back up into the shadow of my porch to watch what happens next. He tip toes down the steps across the parking lot to my building and up the steps. i go to the door and watch through the peep hole. He stops at my door and leans his ear to it. I RIP! the door open. He jumps! so I say excuse me, and ask if theres anything I can help him with and he replies no. I just went down to my vehicle and he walked off the other way. I dont think he was up to no good it just seemed very weird to me. does this sound strange to anyone else?






You should ask Cracker, he's the resident expert on investigative technique used by LEO's.
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Originally Posted by kln View Post
I definately called 911...no one responded or called back (comforting thought).
NOW THAT is a problem I would definitely follow up on.
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You live in Charlotte for Jerzus sake.






Sorry, I had to.
Lol word...far away from corntown Indiana!
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Had that problem down around Carolina Beach last year, LEO was a peeping Tom, got his self fired, suspect your guy was up to no good too!
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Defintely sounds strange to me. That might be done if your looking at a specific apartment or house for something like drugs but he was obviously just doing random snooping if he was meandering all over... I would have asked him what he was doing and asked who his supervisor was and asked the supervisor what the guy was doing...

BTW..I am far from an expert...
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Maybe legit, maybe not. Impossible to say with the facts given.
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I would have called the cops on him, and hit his ass with a 1,000,000,000 candle power light and asked him what he was up to. Cops aren't free from being dirt bags. I'd call his supervisor as well and inform them he's asking for it snooping around and peeping into windows of innocent civilian.
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I've had to do stuff like that before. We get generic domestic dispute calls in large apartment complexes. It can be very hard to pinpoint where yelling/arguing is coming from sometimes. I've had to move around and listen at doors to see if the voices are coming from inside or just listen to see if there is a problem at all.

Don't be so quick to judge him, he very well could have been doing his legal duties and obligations. I check those calls throughly because if someone gets killed, I won't lose my job because I did a half assed investigation. Most of them are just BS calls, but some are the real deal.
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I've had to do stuff like that before. We get generic domestic dispute calls in large apartment complexes. It can be very hard to pinpoint where yelling/arguing is coming from sometimes. I've had to move around and listen at doors to see if the voices are coming from inside or just listen to see if there is a problem at all.

Don't be so quick to judge him, he very well could have been doing his legal duties and obligations. I check those calls throughly because if someone gets killed, I won't lose my job because I did a half assed investigation. Most of them are just BS calls, but some are the real deal.
Another possibility for sure but when the OP opened the door I would have told him why I was there or at least asked if he had heard anything...but your right it could be reference a domestic BUT I dont look in windows unless there is a reason, good way to catch a bullet where I patrol...
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No, a LEO does not have the legal right to indiscriminately go around peeping into people's windows......probable cause at one address would be understandable, but nothing more than that.....
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:44 PM
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I followed up today and pretty much got swerved but I really can't track from office to office investigating. I was told the reason the 911 call was not followed up on was because the officer patrolling the area notified them he was in that area. When i asked about his behavior I was assured the officer must have only been investigating some suspicious behavior. At any rate who knows? They "filed" my report.
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