Baton Rouge man accused of holding mirror under stall in woman’s bathroom, deputies say _lowres

Michael Jackson

A Baton Rouge man with a history of obscenity, video voyeurism and peeping tom arrests was arrested Saturday after he stuck a mirror and cellphone under a stall in a women’s restroom, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office reported.

Michael Lee Jackson, 59, is accused of going into the women’s restroom of a restaurant in the 7200 block of Corporate Boulevard about 2 p.m. Saturday.

When he held a mirror under a stall and moved his phone toward the mirror as if to take photos, the woman in the stall ran out of the restroom screaming, according to a Sheriff’s Office report.

Jackson followed the woman into the restaurant and was “tackled and detained” by two diners, who held the man until deputies came, the report says.

Deputies searched Jackson and found two mirrors and a broken cellphone with a mirror attached to it, the report says.

Jackson later told deputies he wasn’t sure which restroom he had gone into, so he used the mirror “to look underneath the stall next to him so he could verify if it was a male or female,” a deputy wrote in the report. Jackson said he didn’t take any photos or videos of the woman, even breaking his cellphone into two pieces in front of the woman “in an attempt to prove his innocence,” according to the report.

Jackson is a registered sex offender and has several previous arrests for obscenity, video voyeurism and peeping tom, the deputy noted in the report.

Jackson, 12257 East Brock Place, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of video voyeurism and peeping tom. His bail information was not immediately available in online jail records.