Man accused of looking into woman’s bathroom stall at IHOP

Miami Township police search for man accused of peeping in woman's bathroom
Published: Jan. 17, 2023 at 5:37 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 17, 2023 at 5:38 PM EST
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CLERMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) - Police are searching for a Price Hill man accused of spying on a woman using the bathroom at an IHOP in Miami Township Sunday.

Lamont Cottingham, 50, was allegedly caught looking over one of the restroom stalls at the restaurant on Romar Drive, police said.

Once the woman realized she was being watched, police say Cottingham ran out of the restaurant and drove away.

Officers say they watched surveillance video from the restaurant and say Cottingham walked into the women’s bathroom two minutes before the victim entered.

“There was nobody else inside the restroom before the victim saw what he was doing and confronted him,” Lt. Robert Hirsch said. “He immediately ran out of the restaurant and fled the area.”

Police say they have not been able to find Cottingham and are now asking for help.

“[T]his is a very disturbing crime, and we want to get Lamont off the streets,” Hirsch said. “We are encouraging the public to help us. We do not currently know his location, and if anyone does know the location of Lamont Cottingham, we ask you to please call Crime Stoppers at 352-3040.”

Miami Township police say Cottingham is around 6-foot tall, 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

He is currently charged with one count of misdemeanor voyeurism which could land him in jail for 60 days, police say.

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