Guard keeps too close a watch |

Guard keeps too close a watch

Tim Mutrie

Robby Casper, the Glenwood Springs man arrested March 6 for allegedlypeeping at a naked woman through the window of her east end home,is a private security officer with Aspen Patrol & Detective Agency.Casper was apparently on duty when he was arrested by Aspen PoliceOfficer Dan Glidden at about 4 a.m. that Saturday. He was wearingan Aspen Patrol coat and badge, carrying a flashlight and walkie-talkie,and driving a marked Aspen Patrol vehicle at the time.Officials with Aspen Patrol & Detective Agency did not returnrepeated phone calls from The Aspen Times.Casper’s position of power – and alleged misuse of it – has angeredthe woman who says he peeped at her. “This guy was a security guard out patrolling the neighborhoodwhen he peeped at me – I’m livid,” said the victim, who askednot to be identified.”I’d gotten up at 3:45 a.m. for a ski race and I’d gone into thekitchen to get some clothing,” she said of the incident. “I sawsome lights in the alley, and didn’t think anything of it, andthen I started hearing noises in the back yard. It turns out thatthis guy had gotten a bike out back and propped it up to lookin through the bathroom window.”I went to check it out and I saw him looking at me, so I wentto the window and yelled something like, `Get out of here scumbag!’she continued. “And there was about two inches of fresh snow onthe ground – I mean how stupid do you have to be do somethinglike this with fresh snow on the ground?”The victim then called police, who began searching the area whilethe victim, in a robe, followed the footprints.”I followed the tracks to the Aspen security car,” she said. Shethen saw Casper in the vicinity and confronted him. “I was somad,” she said.She said at first Casper denied her charges. But when police checkedhis footprints against those in the snow beneath the window, andthey matched up, he fessed up to the whole thing, she said.”It’s one of those bizarre incidents,” the victim said, “but Ithink people in town are too complacent about how safe we are,especially when it involves somebody in a position of trust.”More than anything, I’d just love for people to know that somebodyin a position of trust, who’s out rattling doorknobs and supposedlywatching out for people, is a peeping Tom,” she said.Casper, 29, is scheduled to appear in Aspen Municipal Court todayat 9 a.m. to face the peeping charge.

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