Halifax cops nab suspected "sleepwatcher"

Arrest in case of man who sneaks into women's bedrooms and watches them snooze

As fetishes go, it seemed more scary than harmful. But women in Halifax can sleep easier after police made an arrest in the case of a man who’d been sneaking into bedrooms, watching female occupants while they slept before quietly leaving. The man had pulled the routine with at least 14 women, police say, and while there have been no instances of sexual assault, the man was said to have brushed one woman’s leg before she woke up and scared him off. So the police weren’t taking any chances, and were on high alert when a 20-year-old woman reported a man in her bedroom at 4:19 a.m. today. She provided a description, and not long afterward, they captured a man a few blocks away. No word on when they might lay charges.

The Chronicle Herald

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