Mother Catches Peeping Tom in Restaurant Bathroom

On September 6, 27-year-old Patrick Herron was arrested in Mobile, Alabama and charged with four counts of Criminal Surveillance after reports of him videotaping and taking photos of customers in the women’s restroom at San Miguel’s restaurant on Schillinger Road.

Robin Toomey-Glass of Mobile said that she and her family were celebrating at the restaurant when her 11-year-old daughter and a friend went into the restaurant together. She said “That's when she saw him with a cell phone and came and got me. My daughter's friend didn't want to stand outside of the stall alone, so she went in with my daughter and turned to the wall.”

Toomey-Glass then confronted Herron who said he accidentally went into the women's restroom and did not have a cell phone. She stated "I immediately went into the bathroom and said, 'I don't know who's in here but I'm not leaving until you come out. I honestly thought I'd see a 16-year-old on Snapchat or something. Never did I think I’d see this grown man and I'm guessing he didn’t think he’d see a fierce momma. But I just knew my child’s face was about to be plastered all over the internet and I had to protect her."

Toomey-Glass then asked Herron to empty his pockets. When he refused, she called a manager and he tried to run. She went on to say "I ran after him and I was screaming, 'Stop this man he was taking naked pictures of my child in the bathroom.' I knew I had to stop him. The restaurant was crowded and there were people outside waiting; that's when two gentlemen chased him down and a third man later followed."

While Mobile Police Spokesperson Terence Perkins said the department cannot get into the specifics of the case, he said, "Officers responded to the location in reference to a male in the female restroom. The officer detained 27-year-old Patrick Herron. Following the interview, Herron was arrested and charged with four counts of Criminal Surveillance." Toomey-Glass glass said the police found around 15 photos of minors on Herron's phone and one adult female.

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Police arrested Herron and confiscated his phone.

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