A man with an apparent foot fetish, who allegedly crawled under tables to smell women’s feet at Florida International University, was finally caught and arrested yesterday.
Eddy Juan, 52, was taken into custody on Tuesday afternoon after fleeing from police on his motor scooter. He eventually crashed, and the officers were able to take him into custody.
Juan was first seen at FIU on August 29. A woman studying on the seventh floor of the Green Library caught him under a table smelling her feet. His image was captured on a cell phone camera, but he then fled. Security footage showed Juan putting on a white baseball cap and black sunglasses, while cameras outside the library captured him riding off on his scooter.
“Although some may consider this to be humorous or insignificant, the FIUPD takes these reports seriously and continues to investigate the matter,” the school’s police department said in a statement.
Then, yesterday, a tipster recognized Juan from the news and alerted Miami-Dade police.
Juan faces charges of trespassing, fleeing, resisting an officer and aggravated assault against an officer.
According to the New York Daily News, Juan joined the Florida Sexual Offenders and Predators list in 1997 after he was convicted of lewd and lascivious behavior against a child under 16, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.