You do not mess with a group of Papa Bears and one man on North Carolina has learned this the hard way. He gets absolutely no sympathy from me in the matter either.
A 15-year-old girl was dining at the Cracker Barrel in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, September 20, 2020, with her family. They were there with several other families ahead of a girls' softball tournament.
When the young girl went to use the restroom she was in for a disgusting surprise. She allegedly felt something moving near her feet. When she looked down a man's head appeared under her bathroom stall. She immediately ran and told her parents, police said. Witnesses told WSPA that during the incident the 15-year-old victim was not the only girl in the bathroom at the time.
“I’ll never forget the way they looked after,” the witness said. “They were traumatized.”
Her father asked a female employee to go inside and bring the suspect out of the restroom, he then confronted the man for his lewd behavior. The man, since identified as 53-year-old Douglas Lane, of Charlotte, NC, tried to leave the restaurant, but the group of fathers were having none of it and tackled him. A witness saw Lan run from the restaurant with a bloody nose, he was later tackled in the parking lot.
Lane's phone, which was found on the bathroom floor, was later recovered by investigators. Duncan Police Chief Carl Long says that Lane was charged with voyeurism, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
According to government records , Lane has been a registered sex offender in North Carolina since 2004, when he was convicted of secretly peeking into an occupied room in Mecklenburg County. In that case, the record shows his victims were 8 and 9 years old. Lane was later convicted of secretly peeking into an occupied room with his victim being 18 or older.
South Carolina's sex offender registry finds that Lane was convicted of peeping, voyeurism or aggravated voyeurism in 1997 and failure to register in 1999.
During his bond hearing on Monday, Lane received a $2,000 surety bond and will be monitored by GPS.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time and more charges could be possible.