A woman caught a peeping tom in the yard of her east Columbus home Friday.
The 49-year-old woman said at around noon, she spotted a man looking at her through a window at the back of her Hunter Court home. The victim told police he saw her notice him. He then went to the side of a nearby storage building and began to masturbate, she said.
The woman called police and by the time they arrived, she told them he had gone into the woods behind her house. The woman said this was the third time the suspect had done this. She told police he had left a jacket behind her home once before and had told her he lived on Mitchell Road and just wanted to retrieve his jacket.
The suspect is described as a round-faced black man, medium skin tone, 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-8, and between the age of 18 and 23. He was wearing a beige jacket, white T-shirt, brown skull cap and dark jeans.