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Natatia Bledsoe is the public information officer for the Fredericksburg Police Department.

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Unlawful Peeping in Central Park


Hobby Lobby, 1360 Carl D Silver Pkwy, 2/7 2:00 pm.  An employee of a Central Park business reported that he was inside Hobby Lobby and noticed a male subject who appeared to be following him around the store and into the restroom.  While the victim was inside a bathroom stall, the suspicious male looked over the top of the stall door and made suggestive comments to which the victim replied in the negative.  The victim left the store and observed the subject leaving in a vehicle; information on a possible suspect was later ascertained using the vehicle’s license plate number obtained by the victim.  The victim was able to positively identify the suspect in a photo line-up.  The investigating detective secured a warrant against Carol Brewton, 63, of Alexandria charging him with unlawful peeping (18.2-130).  Brewton had not been arrested by the time of this report.   

I suspect that this type of crime may go unreported, and I encourage anyone who may be the victim of a similar incident to please contact the Police Department and make a report.


  • Rufus

    Why would someone, knowing they were being followed, go into a restroom, where the victim would be cornered? It seems like the smart thing would be to stay in the open, and complain to the manager or the police?

  • HobLob Husband

    Because, as you are not aware, every single Hobby Lobby Manager must be SOO caring about his or her employees and their well being. Also, Most Hob Lob’s don’t have cameras.

    Perhaps the Employee had to pee, and perhaps some people are just that messed up in the head that they would spy on you in a bathroom at a craft store.

    Rufus, get a grip on reality, Retail employees are 7 times more likely to be stalked, raped, or assaulted, verbally or physically. As their body is the physical representation of a company.