Police arrested a 23-year-old Overland Park man who allegedly tried to take a picture of a woman in a Leawood movie theater restroom and then hid in the theater’s ceiling for half a day.
Charges are expected to be filed today in Johnson County District Court.
Leawood police were called to the AMC Theatres at 11701 Nall Ave. about 11:30 p.m. Monday on a report of a suspicious person.
The woman told police she was using the restroom when she noticed someone hold a camera or cell phone under the stall next to her.
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She thought the person was trying to photograph or videotape her, said Leawood Police Capt. Kevin Cauley.
She left the restroom and told theater employees, who called police.
The woman told police the man was wearing ball cap. Police looked for the man, but he had fled up into the ceiling. Firefighters helped look for him using a thermal imaging camera.
“We couldn’t find him that night,” Cauley said.
Police received a tip on Tuesday that the man might still be in the theater. They eventually found him hiding in the ceiling area near the women’s restroom. He was arrested early Tuesday afternoon.