TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – A suspect is accused of taking pictures of a woman preparing to tan at a Terre Haute salon.
Police say Kyle Kirkman was tanning at the salon. The victim went into the booth next to the suspect and while she was undressing she told police she noticed a hand over the partial wall with a cell phone.
The victim immediately alerted salon employees who called police.
The Terre Haute Police Department said this is a reminder that photos can be taken everywhere and to always be alert.
“You kind of assume that no one is going to do that or that you’re in a private situation, but there’s another person right on the other side of that wall, that if they want to stand on a chair or do it, they can. You just have to look around and be more observant,” said Sgt. Mike Ellerman, THPD.
Officials stated the salon involved did everything right. They kept the suspect at the location and alerted police.
As for Kirkman, he’ll be back in court Friday.
Typically, voyeurism or peeping tom charges start as lower crime. This one is classified higher because police believe photos or videos were taken by the suspect.