Police looking for man who looked under bathroom stall at Ferndale bar

By: Mike Koury | Woodward Talk | Published June 18, 2019

 Ferndale police are looking for information regarding this man who they said was in the women’s bathroom at Soho peeking under the stall divider. He also was seen masturbating while in one of the stalls.

Ferndale police are looking for information regarding this man who they said was in the women’s bathroom at Soho peeking under the stall divider. He also was seen masturbating while in one of the stalls.

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FERNDALE — The Ferndale Police Department is looking for tips from the public about an incident in which a man peeked into a stall in a women’s restroom and then was seen masturbating in the same restroom.

The incident, which occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Soho, 205 W. Nine Mile Road, began after a Ferndale woman went into the women’s restroom at the establishment.

According to Ferndale Police Sgt. Baron Brown, the woman saw that another person was in one of the bathroom stalls, but didn’t think much of it. She entered the unoccupied stall, and while in there, she noticed a man looking under the divider into her stall.

“Of course, that upset and startled and probably angered her,” Brown said. “She ran out of the bathroom.”

From there, Brown said the woman got a friend of hers and went back into the restroom, where the man was still in the stall, and saw what the sergeant described as “more than anybody would want to see.”

“They knocked on the door. They were yelling for him to come out,” he said. “He finally unlocked the door ... in the process of masturbating. He then, from what we’ve been told, just casually got up, pulled his pants up and walked out the back door.”

Brown said that this was the only incident police had heard of involving this man. Police became aware of what had happened after reading about the situation on a Ferndale Facebook forum and contacting the person who made the post to get the woman to file a report.

“We haven’t received any information that he did it any other time or any other incidences of it reported to us,” he said.

The suspect was described as a slim, African-American man who stood about 6 feet, 2 inches in height and who was wearing bright blue tennis shoes with white trim.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Ferndale Police Department at (248) 541-3650 or Crime Stoppers of Michigan at (800) 773-2587.

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