A group of protective fathers helped “restrain” a peeping tom until police arrived at a South Carolina Cracker Barrel to arrest a life-long pervert with a long criminal history of violative gazing.
Douglas Lane, 53, was first convicted of “peeping, voyeurism or aggravated voyeurism” in 1997 and since then has been convicted on several different occasions for repeating his disgusting habits. Still, there he was, walking free on the streets to torment future victims.
This time, Lane just happened to be at everybody’s favorite chain restaurant as a team of 15-year-old softball players was celebrating their participation in a local tournament with their families. As the account goes, one of the young female players was in a bathroom stall and noticed Lane’s face beneath the privacy wall on the floor.
Fox 35 had more, saying “a 15-year-old girl in town for a softball tournament was in the bathroom…when she noticed something was moving near her feet. When she looked down, Long said she saw that a man’s head from the stall next to her.”
“The girl told her father, who confronted the man,” Fox 35 continued, “after an employee got him out of the bathroom. When Lane tried to leave the restaurant, the police chief said a group of fathers tackled him and kept him restrained until officers got to the scene.”
Witnesses recounted that they saw a man, since identified as Lane, running outside but being tackled by a group of other men, since identified as some of the fathers, in the parking lot.
“Lane has been charged with voyeurism, simple possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia,” Fox 35 concluded.
DADS TO THE RESCUE: The 15-year-old girl told her dad she saw the man peek his head from under the restroom stall next to her, so he and a group of other dads made sure the registered sex offender couldn't run away. https://t.co/dBWLCcXv0Q
— FOX 35 Orlando (@fox35orlando) September 22, 2020
DADS TO THE RESCUE: The 15-year-old girl told her dad she saw the man peek his head from under the restroom stall next to her, so he and a group of other dads made sure the registered sex offender couldn’t run away.
“Dad Justice,” one comment said under the original tweet.
Fox 35 also had the scoop on Lane’s scummy criminal past, which is replete with convictions for voyeurism of minors. His victims have been both male and female and as young as 8 years old. Fox 35 wrote:
According to government records, Lane has been a registered sex offender in North Carolina since 2004, when he was convicted of secretly peeking into an occupied room in Mecklenburg County. In that case, the record shows his victims were 8 and 9 years old.
Four years later in the same county, Lane was convicted of secretly peeking into an occupied room with his victim being 18 or older.
South Carolina’s sex offender registry finds that Lane was convicted of peeping, voyeurism or aggravated voyeurism in 1997 and failure to register in 1999.
As they always do, Louder with Crowder’s take on this story was done hilariously and with the proper due given to the heroes of the story.
“My only regret is that there isn’t video of the incident,” LwC began. “I’m picturing the girl running to her dad to tell him what happened. The group of them calm get up, walk over to the pedo peeping tom and proceed to pulverize him. Then calmly sit back down to their Country Fried Breakfast with extra hashbrown casserole while they waited for the police to show up.”
“Maybe one dad took a few ice cubes out of his glass of water to wash the blood off of his knuckles. Cops show up. One of the dads says, “He’s tied to the tree.” Cop tips his hat to the table and says, “Good work, men.””
Maybe next time.
Featured image: Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office
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