A Wisconsin man was arrested after he was charged with drilling holes into his neighbor’s walls in order to spy on her and steal roughly $100 worth of her underwear. Robert Kautzman, 30 and from La Crosse, was eventually arrested and charged with felony burglary charge and misdemeanor counts of invasion of privacy and property damage, NBC Chicago reports, but his crimes went undetected for months.
- The woman caught Kautzman in her home. According to reports, she found him in her apartment on May 27 and confronted him, after which time he left. However, she soon discovered that his violation of her privacy went far behind simply enterting her home uninvited.
- This wasn’t the first time Kautzman had broken into her apartment. According to a statement the woman made to police, Kautzman had previously broken into her apartment and stolen roughly $80 worth of her underwear. It’s unclear whether this was reported to authorities at the time and if it was, why nothing was done about it.
- Soon after, she found the extent of his crimes. The unnamed victim later revealed that she discovered a cell phone that had been recording audio in her apartment as well as a hole in a hallway near the bedroom, which Kautzman used to spy on her and everything she did.
- Thankfully, he’s now been arrested and will hopefully be held accountable for his crimes. He was charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor counts of invasion of privacy and property damage. Here’s hoping the woman is able to feel safe in her own apartment again and Kautzman is kept away from her.