A woman shopping at the Dick’s Sporting Goods on Fording Island Road reported a peeping Tom in the woman’s restroom on Black Friday, according to a report filed with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.
The woman told deputies she discovered a suspect, Aaron Mora-Jimenez, 40, lying on his back with his head under the stall looking up at her after entering the women’s restroom.
She said she screamed, “No sir,” and Mora-Jimenez ran out of the restroom.
The woman chased after Mora-Jimenez and was able to grab his shirt and stop him with the help of Dick’s employees. The report states he began to call for his son, who appeared suddenly.
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When law enforcement arrived, Mora-Jimenez told officers he was looking for his son in the store and was searching the women’s restroom when he discovered a woman using a stall. He said he located his son in the golf section.
Both the woman and a Dick’s employee reported that Mora-Jimenez ran toward the golf section as if he knew where his son was the entire time.
Deputies asked Mora-Jimenez if he had searched the men’s restroom and if he entered the women’s restroom calling for his son at all. After interviewing his son, who said Mora-Jimenez told him to play in the golf section while he used the restroom, and reviewing security footage, officers arrested Mora-Jimenez for peeping Tom.
As he was being handcuffed, the report states Mora-Jimenez “started to laugh and smile and acted as if the situation was just a giant joke.”
Mora-Jimenez was taken to the Beaufort County Detention Center and his bond was set at $5,000 Nov. 26.