Tanning Booth Peeper 29 Nov 12

A Mankato man is accused of photographing a woman as she tanned nude at a gym. The woman says that she had opened her tanning bed and saw a hand reaching over the wall, holding a cellphone. Surveillance video reportedly shows 28-year-old Gerhardt Francis Zerwas going into the neighboring booth about 15 minutes after the woman entered hers. Authorities say he can be seen walking out of the booth 10 minutes later and running from the building. Zerwas told police he was in the booth “to stretch his shoulder,” and that he might have had his phone in his hand while stretching. He’ll be in court on December 20th on a gross misdemeanor charge of interfering with privacy in a tanning booth.