California man caught ‘sniffing’ women at Barnes & Noble free despite rap sheet of child peeping, 40 arrests
Calese Carron Crowder’s rap sheet stretches back to 2005 with dozens of arrests in Los Angeles
A serial creep from Los Angeles County is back on the streets after dozens of arrests for a slew of sex offenses and other crimes stretching back to 2005, despite being caught on video accosting women just days ago.
Calese Carron Crowder, 37, was identified as the man seen on viral TikTok videos who appears to follow women around a Burbank Barnes & Noble bookstore “sniffing” their backsides. Glendale police arrested him for allegedly peeping on a Glendale home with children inside last week, according to authorities.
Crowder has felony convictions of robbery and burglary, law enforcement sources told Fox News Digital, and despite having been ordered to register as a sex offender, his name did not appear on the state’s registry when checked Wednesday morning.
After Crowder’s rapid release, a victim named Michaela Witter posted a TikTok video warning neighbors to “please be careful.”
“Is this real?” she said. “I think he maybe spent three days in jail…They can’t do anything until he’s done something really bad to someone, and I’m honestly scared that that person is gonna be me.”
Witter caught her bookstore encounter with Crowder on video and shared it to TikTok last week. Then, at least 20 other women reached out to her with similar stories, she said.
“What are you doing?” she asked after Crowder crouched down behind her and leaned his face toward her.
“Tying my shoe,” Crowder replied, huffing and short of breath. “What are you doing?”
In her single trip to the store, she also recorded the same man pulling the same move on another woman.
She reported him to the front desk and shared the video online, where millions of people saw it, some of whom said they recognized him.
One of those women, another TikToker using the handle @artofethereality, posted a video in which she turned around and confronted a man she found crouched behind her at the Burbank Barnes & Noble that she said she recorded in March.
“Hi, are you following me?” she asked.
“No, my bad,” he replies, down on one knee and flipping through a book in the same winded voice.
“This is real s— us girls go through and needs to be taken seriously,” she wrote in the caption.
Detectives have been chasing Crowder for years. Los Angeles County Jail records show he has been booked there 41 times.
However, he has repeatedly walked out of jail and repeated his actions.
According to Candice Horry, the wife of former Los Angeles Lakers star Robert Horry, Crowder stalked their daughter a decade ago.