A man was charged with invasion of privacy for peeping through holes drilled through the partitions of a men’s bathroom stall at Boston Store, 5500 Durand Ave.
David Beaugrand, 55, of Racine, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office on Monday with two counts of disorderly conduct and two counts of invasion of privacy. All of the charges carried repeater enhancers, which increased the amount of prison time Beugrand could receive. If convicted of all charges, Beaugrand faces up to 10 years in prison and fined up to $22,000.
According to the criminal complaint, a Boston Store employee told security that he noticed Beaugrand wearing green shoes in one of the stalls with his pants down around his ankles on Friday. The employee, who works near the restroom, realized Beaugrand was in the stall at various times throughout the day. On Saturday, the employee found Beaugrand again in the restroom wearing the same green shoes and having his pants down around his ankles. Realizing that small holes had been drilled through the partitions of the middle stall, the employee notified security.
While pretending to use the bathroom, the security officer saw a shadowy figure lean toward the partition. The security officer looked through the hole and saw Beaugrand peering back at him. Notifying the police, the officers found Beaugrand inside the stall bent over “not using the toilet for what the toilet is for.”
While being arrested, Beaugrand told the officers he “wasn’t peeping through the drilled hole at anybody.” However, police learned that Beaugrand is on probation and wears a GPS tracking device because he had been arrested for lewd and lascivious behavior, disorderly conduct and invasion of privacy in Milwaukee County at Menard’s in Oak Creek.
Beaugrand was taken to the Racine County Jail on a probation violation hold. Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch set a cash bond of $500. A pre-trial conference was set for 3:15 p.m. Jan. 7.
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