BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 28-year-old man was arrested on Sunday for allegedly filming a woman inside a restroom at Johns Hopkins University.
Police began investigating on Valentine’s Day after receiving reports of a man with a camera inside women’s restrooms in two Johns Hopkins University campus buildings.
A woman told a security guard that while she was trying to use a women’s bathroom stall at Hodson Hall when she saw the suspect, now identified as Zachary Campbell, with his phone trying to film from a nearby stall.
She fled the bathroom and went back to class, where she told a friend. The friend then went to use the bathroom to see if Campbell was still there.
The friend said she didn’t see him in the women’s bathroom but did observe him watching her from the opening of the men’s bathroom.
When Campbell came out of the bathroom, he reportedly said “Oh,” and fled the area. The students told their professor about the incident who then told them to tell security staff.
The university sent an alert to the campus community warning them of the Hodson Hall incident and another in Hackerman Hall on Friday.
“It was definitely crazy,” freshman Indira Summerville said. “I just remember opening my phone and reading it and I was like, ‘What is going on?'”
Campbell reportedly fled campus but was arrested at his home on Sunday.
Court records show a man with the same name and date of birth as Campbell was arrested for similar incidents at least twice in the past, including a 2016 case at Towson University.
He now faces several charges.
“I’m just surprised that someone would do that on campus, but I always feel safe with the security,” freshman Dakotah Waoker said.