Covina middle school bathroom peeper arrested

COVINA, Calif. Juan Carlos Hernandez, 31, was attempting to peep under an occupied stall inside a girls' bathroom at Las Palmas Middle School Friday morning. He was crawling on all fours when a female student entered the bathroom and saw what he was doing.

Hernandez fled the school and was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, jeans and a white hat and riding a bicycle. The female student alerted her teacher, and police were brought in to investigate.

School officials sent students home with letters to inform parents about the incident.

/*Covina*/ undercover detectives, who were actively searching for the culprit, were able to track down Hernandez as he rode his bike in the area of Lake Ellen and Arrow Highway Tuesday morning.

At the time of booking, Hernandez identified himself with an alias of Cristian Jose Estrada Diaz from Covina, but his real identity was confirmed through fingerprints.

Hernandez, who is from /*Azusa*/, was booked on charges of attempting to contact a minor with lewd intent. His bail is set at $5,000.

Authorities believe there may be other victims. If you have any information regarding similar crimes, you're urged to contact the /*Covina Police Department*/ at (626) 384-5808.

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