Police have arrested a man accused of peering into at least one Tulane University student’s window and several Uptown houses, court records show.
David Meyer, 46, was booked shortly before 10 p.m. on six counts of being a peeping tom and two counts of criminal trespass, according to court records.
On Tuesday, the New Orleans Police Department and Tulane Police released video surveillance footage of a man seen roaming around a home in the Uptown area. He is suspected of “multiple peeping tom” incidents between Sept. 30 and Oct. 9.
Records filed in Orleans Criminal District Court show that sometime on Sept. 30, two witnesses told police they saw a man peering into the window of a Tulane student’s home on Burthe Street. When the man noticed he was spotted, he fled the scene. The victim, who lived at the home, told police that earlier that same day, about 6 a.m., she woke to a similar looking man standing outside her window. The window was open because the AC was broken, and the man was pushing the curtains aside with his hands, the woman later told police.
On Oct. 1, about 9 p.m., a different woman told police she was returning home to her apartment on Lowerline Street when she saw a man who matched the suspect’s description standing at the end of her driveway. The woman said the man appeared to be coming from the backyard and that the man stared at her before walking away.
Then, a little over a week later, on Oct. 9, police said another woman who lived at the Burthe Street home saw the same man standing on the side of the house near the first victim’s window about 9:30 p.m.
Tulane police also said on the morning of Oct.9 they were called to a home on Oak Street regarding a complaint of a peeping tom. While the officers were on the scene, they were called out to a home on Lowerline St. where a resident told them they had video footage of the suspect.
Police described the suspect as a white male with blonde hair, standing about six feet tall with a thin build.
On Wednesday, NOPD received a Crimestoppers tip identifying the suspect in the footage and police arrested Meyer later that evening in the 4300 block of Magazine Street.
A statement from the university’s police department said Meyer is not an employee or student. Records indicate Meyer works as a self-employed plumber.
During a first appearance hearing Thursday, a magistrate judge set Meyer's bond at $20,000. He is due back in court Nov. 9.