Boston Police report arresting a man they say they found perched atop a bucket, using a phone to video the goings on in the bedroom of a Hallowell Street home.
The alleged joke, however, was on Jason O'Neal, 31, of Mattapan, because the homeowner called 911 to report watching O'Neal perched on the bucket via a surveillance system.
Officers set up a perimeter around the area to prevent the escape of the suspect. Officers then observed a male fitting the suspect’s description walk from the rear of the house and immediately dive to the ground behind a vehicle upon seeing the officers. The officers were able to apprehend the suspect without further incident. A cell phone belonging to the suspect that appeared to be actively video recording was also seized from the ground nearby.
O'Neal was charged with trespassing, attempting to commit a crime and being a peeping Tom.