College Park man accused of trespassing in Knox Road apartment wearing only a towel

A 24-year-old College Park man was arrested Wednesday after Prince George’s County Police said a city resident found him hiding in her closet, wearing only a towel.

The man, Eric Tata, is facing burglary, trespassing and peeping Tom charges, according to online court records. He was released on a $2,500 bond, according to a Prince George’s County Police Department press release.

Case records show he has a trial scheduled for Jan. 6.

At around 11 p.m. on Tuesday, police say a woman heard a noise in her apartment — located in the 4600 block of Knox Road — and went to investigate it. When she found the man in her closet, she screamed and the man ran away. The woman was not hurt, according to the department press release.

Officers immediately began to canvass the area, and Tata was taken into custody without incident, police said.

Prince George’s County detectives are asking that others who have had similar encounters to contact them at (301) 699-2601.

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