|Published:||Jan 07, 2014 3:15 PM EST|
|Updated:||Jan 08, 2014 12:19 PM EST|
LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's deputies arrested Robert Mazzola, 64, on Friday, after he was allegedly caught using a mirror to look up a young girl's skirt in Kmart back in December.
Mazzola faces charges of disturbing the peace and voyeurism.
Loss prevention officers told deputies they recognized Mazzola from past incidents in which he reportedly followed children around the store. This time, he was seen selecting a mirror from the store, tearing away the packaging and following the victim. Mazzola was allegedly seen kneeling down near the victim, while her parents' backs were turned, and angling the mirror in such a way that he could see up her skirt.
Deputies were able to determine his identity by the vehicle he left in, and discovered Mazzola had a prior arrest in Michigan for "surveilling an unclothed person" and an arrest by LSCO for aggravated stalking.
A detective with the Children's Advocacy Center met with the victim, who said she realized what Mazzola was doing, and backed away quickly, crossing her legs.
Deputies located Mazzola at the NW VA Hospital in Cape Coral on Friday and arrested him.
Mazzola's neighbors tell WINK News they believe he is ripping people off by selling them junk cars. One neighbor tells us they are not surprised by these latest accusations.
"All of his cars are like, no offense, but they are like trash, and he would paint them with like spray paint and sell them--there are different cars out there like every week," said neighbor Ricardo Oliveros.
WINK News also found out that Mazzola was once arrested in Lee County for aggravated stalking of someone under 16-years old. That case was later dropped.
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