June 4, 1999
Usually when controversial films from the 1960s and 1970s are re-released, they look laughably dated, but "Peeping Tom," Michael Powell's psychological thriller from 1960, can still give you the willies. The movie opens at the Charles Theatre today for a four-day run.The film portrays Mark Lewis (Carl Boehm), who works as a film technician, moonlights as a pornographer and in his spare time films women while he murders them, so he can watch the homemade "snuff" movies later. "Peeping Tom" is a graphic descent into the life of a sadistic pervert that effectively ended Powell's career (this was, after all, the man who made "The Red Shoes")
February 20, 2001
In his first race outside New York, Peeping Tom won the $200,000 General George Handicap yesterday at Laurel Park so convincingly that he stamped himself as a horse of national significance. A 4-year-old gelding stabled at Belmont Park, Peeping Tom capitalized on a blistering early duel by two speedsters to charge from last place, through and around horses, for a 3 1/2 -length victory. His time of 1 minute, 22 seconds for the seven furlongs fell three-fifths of a second off the 12-year-old track record of Tappiano.
December 11, 2001
A former Howard County detective who peeped into an Elkridge apartment window in January was given a sentence that will keep a conviction off his record as long as he successfully completes an 18-month probationary term. Francis Mort, 33, was sentenced to probation before judgment in Howard District Court yesterday, nearly three months after retired Washington County Judge Daniel W. Moylan found him guilty of being a peeping Tom. Before imposing sentence yesterday, Moylan, who was assigned to hear the case rather than one of Howard County's five district judges, noted Mort's clean criminal record and good driving record.
May 3, 1993
POLICE LOG* North Laurel: 9400 block of Mayflower Court: A 1991 red Honda Accord was stolen between 5 p.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. Thursday.9700 block of Mountain Laurel Way: A man was seen looking into windows by officers on a special detail about 10 p.m. Thursday. Thomas Gregg Steiner, 26, of the 7900 block of Underhill Road in Baltimore, was charged with trespassing and being a Peeping Tom.* Savage: 8500 block of Storch Woods Drive: Someone tried to steal a 1990 Toyota truck Wednesday or Thursday.
October 11, 1993
* King's Contrivance: 10200 block of Wayover Way: A blue 1987 Nissan Stanza with Maryland tags YRJ954 was stolen Oct. 3 or Oct. 4.* Long Reach: 8300 block of Tamar Drive: Police said a gaunt prowler, dressed in denim, with long, dark hair and a scruffy beard, was reported lurking on a patio late Tuesday night.* Oakland Mills: 9300 block of Mellenbrook Road: Someone slashed the tire of a bike parked at Thunderhill Elementary School Wednesday.* Owen Brown: 7200 block of Harbor Lane: A "Peeping Tom" was seen looking through a basement sliding glass door early Tuesday morning.
September 24, 1993
'Peeping' cases investigatedPolice are investigating a series of "Peeping Tom" incidents that have occurred during the past few weeks in several Columbia villages.In the latest incident, a bespectacled man wearing jeans and a polo shirt was reported looking into a bedroom window in the 5600 block of Columbia Road on Monday night. He was described as a white male, in his mid-20s, about 5 feet, 11 inches tall with brown hair.The incidents do not appear to be related. Twice last week, residents reported a Peeping Tom, but one suspect was described as a white male, the other a black male, police records show.