UPDATE: Idaho Falls police are now saying Herndon might NOT be the infamous sleep watcher. IFPD issued a correction saying he was actually arrested for burglarizing a home in the 2400 block of Brookcliff last Friday, a crime that was reported with the other two break-ins that involved watching and touching people while they slept. But at this time, Herndon is NOT the sleep watcher. Idaho Falls might not be safe from this villain after all!
Remember that creepy guy who broke into a couple homes last week to steal some things, but mostly to watch people sleep? Idaho Falls Police caught the creeper! So who is this intrusive peeping tom?
None other than 25-year-old Corey Lynn Herndon! Police arrested Herndon early Thursday morning for burglarizing a house on the 700 block of Brandon Drive last Friday. Herndon allegedly entered the home through an unlocked garage door and stole some things from an unlocked car. But the crime really got creepy when he allegedly entered a bedroom where a 26-year-old woman was fast asleep. The woman awoke as he touched her, so she naturally screamed, scaring him away.
Just after 1 a.m. this morning police responded to the neighborhoods of Rendevous and Claredot, close to the location of another similar burglary from last Friday, for a report of suspicious behavior. They showed up and arrested Herndon for burglary, as well as possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.