‘I heard someone creeping outside my window:’ Man arrested for peeping into Chesterfield homes twice

Posted at 5:58 PM, Dec 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-19 08:51:55-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- It's was a scary situation for some Chesterfield residents after a man has been arrested for peeping into several homes not once, but twice.

Cory Lipscomb, 44, was arrested for "peeping into an occupied dwelling" inside several apartments along Chester Garden Circle on Oct. 8 and again two months later on Dec.  An arrest that came as a surprise for some who lives in the area.

The arrest came as a surprise for some who lives in the area.

"You're kidding, this is such a safe neighborhood," resident Sharon Gwinnett said.

Gwinnett has lived at Chester Village Green for the past three years and said what Lipscomb was arrested for is an invasion of privacy she never expected here.

Nearly five miles away from the apartment complex, just off Lawing Drive, there is a shared sentiment.

"Very paranoid, kind of like you're being watched," Chesterfield resident Ashley Milton said.

The 17-year-old lives a few doors down from the house Lipscomb lists as his home address. Milton said she doesn't know the man who was arrested for peering into several homes, but she does know what it feels like to be a victim.

"I heard someone creeping outside my window," Milton said.

She never got a look of that trespasser, but it left her feeling uneasy.

"It was kind of terrifying actually," Milton said.

And for some who live in Chesterfield, they say this is something they will not tolerate.

"Don't come in our neighborhood, because we'll call the cops you know," Gwinnett said.

According to Chesterfield police, they were called out to investigate peeping toms 13 times in 2011, four in 2012 and three in 2013. There have been eight calls for service so far this year.