A Florida man has been arrested after catching a peeping Tom outside of his window and beating him to death. Vickery was getting intimate with his girlfriend in a bedroom in her Fort Lauderdale home, according to the arrest report obtained by WPLG, when they heard a scratching noise coming from outside the window. Vickery went outside to go and inspect the source of the noise and allegedly found Akar standing partly naked by the window. Akar, who allegedly had a previous criminal record for prowling, was taken to the hospital after the altercation but died in the hospital from his injuries less than two hours later. Vickery told police that he has had to call the authorities to report a peeping Tom on the premises before. Shows Good Morning America. World News Tonight. This Week. The View. What Would You Do?
directed by Alfred Hitchcock
The captivating nature of film as an artform stems from the natural human pleasure of watching something unfold upon others, without that someone having an awareness of our presence. Stuck in his apartment all day as an invalid, he has little else to occupy his time and mind. Because the viewer knows as much as Jefferies does, they are forced to make their own conclusions regarding this mysterious murder plot. Hitchcock praises the curious nature of human voyeurism. They are wary of the ethical issue with peeping at first, but later, they become more enthusiastic with finding out about Mr.
This wasn't the first report of a peeping Tom at the premises.
Jeff is obsessed with watching his neighbors, and even though he discovers a murder in the process, he's basically invading their privacy by being a peeping Tom who's armed with binoculars and a high-end telephoto lens. The audience becomes his partners in crime. As film critic Roger Ebert puts it:. The experience is not so much like watching a movie, as like Hitchcock traps us right from the first. As his hero, Jimmy Stewart, idly picks up a camera with a telephoto lens and begins to scan the open windows on the other side of the courtyard, we look too. And because Hitchcock makes us accomplices in Stewart's voyeurism, we're along for the ride.
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