Hey all! Thanks for your support and kind words during this morning's drama. I have resolution to share!
Officer Hero-Pants just came by to update me, moments after I noticed that the camera had been taken down from my neighbor's window. The police got a warrant to check things out next door, so my officer and another cop went over to investigate.
The perv is some thirty-five year old guy (a "kid", according to my cop) who lives on the second floor, and isn't actually allowed in the third floor. No one's allowed in the third floor, apparently… Side story, the owner inherited the house but she lives out of the state, so it's overseen by a [not very effective] management company. Hence the un-cleared sidewalk I so enjoy bitching about. The guy claims he was taking photos of the icicles on our roof…and while they are impressive, neither I nor Officer Hero-Pants was especially sold on this excuse.
But some properly good news: the officer said the camera was pretty low-tech—only takes still images and probably doesn't even have a zoom. So my career as a star of streaming voyeur-pr0n was over before it began. It sounds like the supposed pervo got the fear of God put in him pretty effectively by the end of the whole ordeal. Fingers crossed that's the end of the story…though I'm sure I'll be jumpy the next couple of times the doorbell rings when I'm home alone.
Damn, I should have snapped Office Hero-Pants's photo…what a perfect Thursday thrustee he would have made! (Heavy-handed irony alert.) I must say, the cops in my town get a big old grateful thumbs-up from me on this entire incident. Very nicely handled, boys.
Thanks for all your concern and good humor, everyone!