Charges filed in creepy Lincoln Park stalking case

Jonathan Chain (inset) and video images of the Aug.11th “Peeping Tom” incident. | CPD; Ring

Well, well, well. Would you look at this.

Chicago police on Tuesday announced that a Skokie man is being charged with felony residential burglary and felony stalking after a 26-year-old Lincoln Park woman identified him as the man who repeatedly entered her home near Seminary and Altgeld.

Jonathan Chain, 39, was arrested in Evanston around 3:15 p.m. Monday, police said.

A police department media alert did not elaborate on what Chain is alleged to have done. A source said he is believed to be the Lincoln Park “Peeping Tom” that  CWBChicago posted video of early Tuesday.

Detectives were motivated to arrest Chain after the Lincoln Park victim inquired about the status of her case in the wake of a creepy “Peeping Tom” incident near Wrigley Field over the weekend.

Police said Chain broke into the Lincoln Park woman’s home at least once and video from the Ring Neighbors network shared on CWBChicago this morning shows the Peeping Tom reaching into a bedroom window from the apartment’s back porch.

He “opened both my window panes and screen somehow, took some pictures on his phone, took his d**k out, stuck his whole arm in my window, and pulled the blanket off the bed,” the victim wrote online as she shared a longer, more graphic version of the video with neighbors shortly after the Aug. 11th incident.

Chain was due in bond court this afternoon.

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