Orange Co. courthouse denies woman injunction after accused peeping Tom arrested

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ORLANDO, Fla. - An Orlando man has been arrested at least three times for peeping in the windows of residents.

He's even accused of exposing himself.

People who live near Silver Star Road and North Hastings Street have tried to get 33-year-old Andre Mitchell legally banned from the neighborhood.

Residents want to know why they can't keep Mitchell out of their neighborhood after he's been seen coming to their windows or even going through their front gates to look in.

Reports show he served prison time for false imprisonment and battery with a deadly weapon.

One woman was coming back from the Orange County courthouse Monday, trying to get an injunction to keep Mitchell out of her condo complex.

Police said Mitchell was caught touching himself while looking through her window.

"Yesterday morning I went out, about 7:49, to bring my dog out and he was just standing right there, exposed," the woman said.

It isn't her first encounter with Mitchell.

"He came three years ago and he came on the front porch," Mitchell said.

She said she found him sitting just inches from her front door, watching her at night.

"He was sitting right there on that stool?" asked WFTV's Renee Stoll.

"Blocking the door," said the victim.

At the advice of deputies, this time she tried to get an injunction, but Monday a judge denied it.

"I was told that the judge wouldn't sign it because he's only been caught here twice," the alleged victim said. "I'm really upset that the injunction was turned down."

Eyewitness News found out Mitchell has been arrested three times before on charges of loitering and prowling, voyeurism, exposing himself, lewdness and burglary and at least two of the prior arrests in the same complex. All the charges were dropped because of a lack of evidence.

The most recent incident is the third time Mitchell's been caught.

"I'm upset. I'm like, what am I going to do for protection besides get a gun?" said the victim.

One of the alleged victims from a prior incident with Mitchell was also denied an injunction.

Eyewitness News is working to find out why the judge did not grant an injunction Monday, because according to state guidelines, only two incidents are needed for someone to petition for an injunction.