COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP/WJZ) — Police in Maryland have charged a suspect they say was found hiding in a woman’s bedroom closet wearing a towel.

Prince George’s County police said in a statement Friday that a woman arrived back at her College Park apartment in the 4400 block of Knox Road near the University of Maryland around 10:50 p.m. Tuesday and heard a noise coming from her bedroom. The woman told police she opened a closet door to find the man, 24-year-old Eric Tata, hiding in the space with a towel wrapped around his body.

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Police said she screamed, and Tata ran away to his nearby apartment where officers later arrested him.

Tata has been charged with fourth-degree burglary, trespassing and trespassing related to a peeping Tom offense. He was released on bond.

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News outlets report online court records didn’t list an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

Police believe other women could have had a similar experience with Tata and are hoping to speak to other possible victims.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call 301-699-2601. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or go online at http://www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.) Please refer to case 19-0067403.

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