A “hardcore” convicted felon was arrested in Florida after being caught on a security camera peeping into the bedroom of a teenage girl, authorities said.
Santos Pantoja, a 39-year-old married ex-con who previously served prison stints for manslaughter and burglary, was caught on camera prowling outside an Auburndale home on May 24, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said last Wednesday.
He was allegedly nabbed again four days later peering into a 17-year-old girl’s bedroom, the sheriff said.
“He’s a bad man,” Judd said in a video announcing Pantoja’s arrest. “He’s already been to state prison on two occasions.”
Judd said Pantoja was caught on video during each incident and released footage showing the suspect outside the teen’s window during the most recent incident
“He’s got a hitch in his giddy up to be trying to look into a child’s window before 7 o’clock in the morning,” an angry Judd said. “Oh, and he’s carrying a sprinkler. I guess that’s