Man cuts off lights, threatens to kill woman in Fayetteville grocery store bathroom, police say

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- A homeless man went into the women's restroom at a grocery store in North Carolina, turned off the lights and threatened to kill the woman inside, according to Fayetteville Police Department.

Brooklyn Smith III, 25, is now behind bars charged with felony secret peeping and communicating threats.

Smith's victim told investigators she was in a public bathroom inside a Food Lion store on Saturday night when all the lights in the bathroom suddenly turned off.

She said Smith then started crawling under stall doors and threatening to kill whoever was in the bathroom. The woman said she got herself ready to fight back, but suddenly Smith ran off.

Investigators found Smith at a nearby dumpster.

He was arrested and jailed on a $6,500 bond.

Investigators said Smith is a repeat offender with previous arrests for breaking and entering, trespassing, larceny, and assault.
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