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St. Michaels man arrested for voyeurism

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Entered women’s bathroom

A St. Michaels man is facing several charges after he reportedly accosted a 17-year-old girl in a Gallup bathroom.

Thomas Lee, 38, was charged with voyeurism, concealing his identity, resisting arrest, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and assault on a police officer.

Gallup Police Officer Cindy Romancito said she was dispatched about 12:30 pm on Aug. 4 to the 1200 block of West Maloney Avenue in reference to a report of a man who was in the female restroom watching young females.

When she got there, she found Lee being detained by two other men. He appeared to be intoxicated and when she tried to put handcuffs on him, he tensed up so she asked the two other men to assist her.

She was then met by a woman and her daughter. The mother said that her daughter had gone into a business restroom and was in one of the stalls when Lee tried to enter the stall. He was pushing the stall door back and forth and looking at her through the crack in the door.

The daughter called her mother on her cell phone and her mother came in and began yelling at the man.

She said she restrained herself from doing anything to the man, who was then detained until police arrived.

Romancito said she had a lot of problems with Lee who at first gave her a wrong name and then when they got to the hospital to get a medical clearance because his wrist hurt, he continued to yell profanities even when a nurse came up to tell him to stop because there were children in the area.

He was finally given a medical clearance and was transported to the county jail.