CLEVELAND - An accused peeping Tom is behind bars after he was caught trying to watch young children undressing in a home on Cleveland's west side, according to police. The suspect has been in trouble for peeking in windows in the same neighborhood before.
Investigators said Daniel Lebron, 46, was caught looking in the windows of a home next door to where he lives, in the 3100 block of West 32nd Street, at about 4 p.m. Sunday. Lebron is in jail on a misdemeanor trespass charge and is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.
Beth Trembly told Fox 8 News her granddaughters, ages 7 and 8, were over for a backyard Mother’s Day barbecue. She said they went inside her house to change into bathing suits when she saw a man sneak up an alley, attempting to look in a bedroom window. Trembly called police and neighbors kept Lebron from leaving the area until officers arrived.
“Thank God they had not gone into the bedroom,” Trembly said. “I see stuff like this all the time. You never think it’s going to happen to you.”
In 2011, Lebron pleaded guilty to menacing after someone else living on West 32nd Street caught him looking in windows. According to court documents, Lebron was stalking a woman and made threatening statements. He was sentenced to 22 months in prison.
“He's outside all the time. We thought he was the neighborhood watch dog. He's obviously the neighborhood stalker,” Trembly said, adding she hopes Lebron gets help. She’s now considering moving.
Other neighbors living in the area said they’ve seen Lebron peeking in other windows recently, but they did not call authorities.