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Cocoa Beach Man Arrested for Video Voyeurism at Local Surf Shop 

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William Manning, 63, of Cocoa Beach, was arrested for felony Video Voyeurism and Battery for allegedly recording under a female’s skirt on May 29 at Ron Jon Surf Shop, 4151 N. Atlantic Ave.

Cocoa Beach Police received a complaint on May 29 that an individual, later identified as Manning, used a recording device to take inappropriate videos of an unsuspecting female who was shopping at the surf shop. Manning was gone prior to police arrival.

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A thorough canvass and initial investigation by Officer Bobby Strange provided information that Manning was a regular at a nearby bar. On June 10, an employee at the bar notified Cocoa Beach Police that Manning was inside their establishment.

Responding officers made contact with Manning and made a positive identification. A recording device was in Manning’s possession that was seized as possible evidence. The Criminal Investigations Division assumed the case and Detective Joe Smith obtained a search warrant for the recording device and Manning’s residence.

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Evidence discovered during this investigation led to Manning’s arrest and charges of Video Voyeurism and Battery. “Excellent police work by our patrol and investigations divisions.

This is a true testament to our community partnerships as we worked together to get this guy off the streets.”—Chief Scott RosenfeldInvestigation ongoing.

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Anyone with information pertinent to this case, or who may have experienced a similar incident, is asked to contact the Cocoa Beach Police Department at 321-868-3251 or email police@cityofcocoabeach.com.

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