Alleged peeping tom caught watching neighbor sleep

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- A neighborhood on high alert, after a man is accused of peering through windows, watching his neighbor sleep.

"It's very alarming," said neighbor, Season West. "It's definitely something to keep an eye out for."

"It's really creepy, especially someone on our block," said Maria Martinez, who lives nearby.

Take a stroll down West Eubanks Street, you'll find the neighborhood watch has gone to the dogs.

"Well you can hear them," said Martinez. "They're very protective dogs."

That's how this story begins, with a noisy dog, and an alleged nosy neighbor.

Police first responded just before 5 a.m., on reports of a man peering through a window.

"She notified police when she heard her dogs barking, looked up, noticed someone was looking in the room at her," said MSgt. Gary Knight with Oklahoma City Police.

When police arrived, they found a man in the victim's backyard.

"They asked him where he was coming from," said Knight. "He gave a story that really made no sense whatsoever."

That story came from 18-year-old Jose Moreno, who told police he was cutting through the backyard on his way home, to avoid being truant.

Keep in mind, this was long before school started, and police say Moreno was barefoot.

"Obviously, that made no sense," said Knight.

Police say they found clear fingerprints on some of the home's windows, and Moreno admitted they may be his. However, his excuse was he had used multiple windows for 'balance.'

Moreno denied peeping at his neighbor, but police say he did admit to touching his crotch area, scratching due to an alleged case of crabs. He later changed his story, claiming they were bed bugs.

Moreno was arrested, for attempted burglary, and peeping tom.

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