A man dressed as a woman spied on a woman and her 5-year-old daughter Sunday under a bathroom stall at Potomac Mills mall. Police say they believe he’s the same man behind a similar crime at the Woodbridge Walmart in May.

Officers were called to the mall about 3:10 p.m., where the victim – a 35-year-old Stafford woman – said she and her daughter were using the restroom when she saw a flash and then a mirror protruding from a neighboring stall.

The woman exited her stall to confront the suspect and saw a man dressed in women’s clothing coming out of a neighboring stall, said Prince William police Sgt. Jonathan Perok.

The victim struggled with the suspect, who fled the mall and was last seen running through the parking lot. Officers searched for the man but couldn’t find him.

The peeper matches the description of a man involved in a similar incident May 15 at the Walmart on Worth Avenue in Woodbridge.

In that case, a 53-year-old Woodbridge woman told police she was using the bathroom when an unknown man dressed in women’s clothing stood in front of her stall and tried to use a mirror to peep inside. The victim confronted the suspect, who fled the restroom.

In both cases the suspect was described as white or Hispanic, 35 to 45 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 220 pounds. In the case at the wall, he wore a long black and brown wig, a pink shirt, black Capri-style pants, black and white shoes and was carrying a large red and black handbag.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 703-670-3700.

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CCW

An undercover police officer could put a permanent end to this weirdo's game with a snapping turtle.

Tired of the stupid posts

True.....but it's all about times and locations. I would encourage the women reading this comment to be vigilant. If u encounter this creep and decide to confront him, use ur nails to get his DNA.

CCW

On the serious side unless a woman has been trained how to physically and mentally deal with a 220 pound psychopath the best thing she can do is scream as loud as she can while fleeing away from him.

In this particular instance her first instinct must be to insure the safety of her daughter, not pause that long enough to confront some creep.

In the event the woman has the capabilities needed to deal with someone like this creep her nails should be regarded the same way as a loaded handgun would. At minimum make certain that the guy has zero eyesight for the rest of his life.

Copperhead

Why is it all the trash in n.o.v.a end up here. On my way out.

Pleasantly23

Because no other county in the state has this type of crime.... right?

Please close the door when you leave for your nirvana.... lol.

Jacques123

No offense but maybe they should take a look at the local trannies.

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