Explicit, lewd notes lead to arrest
A man has been caught leaving disturbing notes on the cars of female staff members at an Auckland pool.
Police charged a 67-year-old man after he was caught leaving inappropriate handwritten messages on windscreens at Cameron Pools in Mt Roskill.
Sergeant Nick Poore says the note-writer’s actions were first reported in June.
‘‘Very lewd, explicit notes were left on a staff member’s vehicle,’’ he says.
‘‘This was followed with a pattern of similar notes being left on various staff members’ and members of the public’s vehicles.’’
The note-writer was targeting young women between the ages of 17 and 25, Poore says.
Police worked closely with YMCA staff to identify the offender. ‘‘They were very supportive,’’ Poore says.
He says the centre’s management installed a covert camera to monitor the car park.
They were able to narrow the offender’s movements to between 6am and 7.30am during the weekdays.
Poore says an officer was monitoring the car park on October 20 when the note-writer struck.
The 67-year-old man was arrested at the scene and charged with doing an indecent act.
Poore says the pool staff were relieved the man had been caught.
The 67-year-old man was charged with doing an indecent act.