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EXCLUSIVE: Alleged Peeping Tom arrested at Aiea park

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AIEA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A city worker is out on bail after allegedly spying on a woman using the restroom at Newtown Neighborhood Park. Bo Bitler, 38, is a parks department employee.

The 41-year-old victim asked to remain anonymous. She said she decided to share her story to warn people about the potential risk. There is a storage room in the middle of the restroom that separates the men's bathroom from the women's bathroom. A see-through metal screen runs all the way around the top. 

The woman said she stopped to use the restroom at the park just before noon on March 31. She parked along the road behind a truck and went into the women's bathroom. Once inside the stall, she said she heard strange noises, but didn't see anything. Then she heard the sounds again.

"As I started to look up again and I started to look around I noticed there was a man above that screen looking down on me. I started screaming. I started yelling. I started calling him a pervert," she said.

She ran outside and called 911. The responding officer checked the men's restroom, but didn't find anyone.

"She asked me, 'Did you see anybody come out? Did you see anything?' I'm like, 'Nope, nobody left. Only I came out of the bathroom and that truck is still here.' As she was calling out, that storage middle room opened and a male came out," she said.

Police arrested Bitler for second-degree violation of privacy.

"Since then my vertigo has been acting up. I haven't been able to sleep. I just have a sick feeling inside," said the victim. "I feel this man he totally just invaded me. He invaded me. He put the fear in me."

She said she contacted the city the next day and told an investigator what happened. She also started checking other park restrooms for the see-through screens. Hawaii News Now found some facilities with no screens, but others with a similar setup.

"Up on top, they have total access to see both sides of the bathroom. They can easily climb on a box, climb on a ladder, climb on a desk," she said. "This is a public park, so you know how many kids, parents, people have community stuff over here he could have done this to and invaded."

Bitler posted $200 bail. He is due in court later this month.

"He needs to go to jail. if you're going to do a crime like that, he needs to pay for what he has done."

Hawaii News Now contacted the city, but did not receive a response.

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