The Ithaca Police Department reports early this morning that a man identified as the Collegetown Creeper has been arrested. Abraham J. Shorey, who is married with children and works at a Collegetown restaurant (The Nines), was sent to Tompkins County Jail Wednesday after failing to raise $5000 bail.
The “Collegetown Creeper,” as Cornell students have nicknamed him, started his crime spree by entering the apartments of female Cornell students at night and watching them sleep before fleeing. Over the past year, his crimes have escalated from entering to breaking and watching to assaulting. Now that he is caught, collegetown can rest in peace.
Strangley, the Ithaca Police deny public access to Creeper/Shorey related documents. Said Chief Lauren Signer, Ithaca Police:
“We had a recent incident report from a young woman, she claims her clothes were cut off, baby oil was spilled on her. [...] The Creeper’s appeared at least 18 times, either inside women’s bedrooms or peering in through their windows.”
What’s interesting is that I’ve seen this man in collegetown. Yes, in my hometown. And his target area often was Catherine street–the one next to mine! I can’t remember where he works, though–if any of YOU can, leave a comment! I’m curious and scared…
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