FCPD: Man arrested for peeping at woman in Merrifield thrift store’s restroom

Unique Thrift Store in Merrifield (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

A D.C. man was arrested at Unique in Merrifield yesterday (Monday) for allegedly peeping at a woman in the thrift shop’s restroom.

Officers were called to the store at 2956 Gallows Road around 5:30 p.m. for a report of a suspicious person, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

“The officers learned Anderson had followed a woman into a restroom and pushed open her door while she was inside the stall,” the FCPD said in a news release today. “The victim yelled for the suspect to leave, and the suspect left the restroom but remained at the entrance of the store.”

The 33-year-old man was arrested “without incident,” police said. He has been charged with peeping and public intoxication.

According to the FCPD, there were outstanding warrants for the man, who is in custody at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center without bond. Court records show he was arrested for indecent exposure on Feb. 10, but the misdemeanor charge was dropped.

“Based on information from store employees, officers believe there may be additional victims,” the FCPD said.

The department advises anyone with potential information about this case or previous incidents to contact its detective at 703-556-7750. Anonymous tips are also accepted through Crime Solvers by phone (1-866-411-TIPS) and online.