POSTED: 9:38 am EDT October 21, 2005
UPDATED: 2:08 pm EDT October 21, 2005
HARTFORD, Wis. -- Prosecutors were expected to file more charges Friday morning against a Wisconsin man accused of putting lewd pictures on the cars of unsuspecting women, reported WISN-TV in Milwaukee.
It happened several times in shopping mall parking lots in the Wisconsin towns of Hartford, Germantown and West Bend, police said.
Jeffrey Hein, 40, faces seven counts of lewd and lascivious behavior and seven counts of disorderly conduct, all misdemeanors.
Police said Hein, who is a husband and father, has been leaving Polaroid pictures of his genitals in or on women's cars since January. They know of at least 16 cases, and they believe there may be more victims who never came forward.
Police said they got a break in the case when they caught Hein on surveillance video.
According to court records, Hein initially took the pictures to submit to a Web site, but then decided to leave them for strangers.
"He had done it to make them happy, to make them giggle. He thought it was funny as a practical joke," Hartford Police Lt. Thomas Horvath said.
Some of the women admitted they did find this funny, but some took it a lot more seriously and worried they were being stalked, the television station reported.
People in Hein's Hartford neighborhood were shocked.
"Unbelievable. We are so totally shocked and appalled that this has happened, especially in this neighborhood and in Hartford. Completely disgusted and appalled," neighbor Sue Martin said.