A convicted sex offender was beaten and detained by a group fathers in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel in South Carolina after an alleged incident Sunday in the restaurant’s bathroom, WSPA 7 News reported.
The Duncan Police Department confirmed the man involved in Sunday’s incident is 53-year-old Douglas Lane of Charlotte, North Carolina. He is charged with multiple charges, including voyeurism.
According to the report, a 15-year-old said she noticed something moving at her feet and realized it was a man’s head coming from the stall beside her.
After exiting the restroom she went to tell her father who then got a female employee to get the man out of the restroom.
Upon his exit, the father confronted Lane at the entrance to the bathroom area of the restaurant.
According to a witness, the man tried to get away, sprinting out the front door. The local police chief told WSPA 7 News that other fathers who knew what had happened tackled Lane in the parking lot and restrained him until the police arrived, WSPA 7 News reports.
In addition to voyeurism, Lane is reportedly charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.