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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Nicholas Springer, Alleged Peeping Tom, Dodges Court to Avoid Being Seen

Posted By on Wed, May 11, 2011 at 1:20 PM

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Irony is always tricky to define. But if you ever needed a clear-cut example of irony, here it is. The Marin County Peeping Tom who was busted for filming up women's skirts using a videocamera reportedly dodged court this morning -- perhaps to avoid being in the public eye.

Nicholas Springer, 26, was arrested on suspicion of peeping last week after witnesses spotted him with a videocamera inside one of his Crocs. He then allegedly walked around the farmers' market and stood next to several women, placing his foot between their legs so he could record up their dresses. Police found surveillance of at least 35 women.

Springer was scheduled to appear in court this morning, but a source who went to his hearing because his friend was a victim tells SF Weekly that the alleged voyeur didn't show up. Instead his lawyer, Brendan Hickey, and someone who appeared to be Springer's mom were there to represent.  

We called Hickey to confirm this, but he refused to comment. He wouldn't even tell us whether Springer came to court this morning. "I don't want to make a comment about the case," he said repeatedly.

However, Marin County's Chief District Attorney Barry Borden confirmed that Springer was not personally in court this morning. He had waived his right to appear, he said.

And that would makes sense if he is indeed a voyeur, considering Peeping Toms generally like to see, but not be seen.

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