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Man Who Peeped On Mother-In-Law Arrested After His Barbecue Smell Gives Him Away

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Mug shot of Tony McDaniel. (credit: Salisbury Police Department)

Mug shot of Tony McDaniel. (credit: Salisbury Police Department)

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SALISBURY, N.C. (CBS Charlotte) – Memorial Day weekend came a little early for Salisbury Police, as the smell of barbecue led police to a man who was allegedly peeping on his mother-in-law.

Tony McDaniel was arrested Tuesday for allegedly peeping on his mother-in-law while she was inside her home. WBTV reports that the woman, whose name was withheld, felt that her son-in-law had been peeping on her.

On Tuesday, the woman told police that she smelled barbecue coming from outside her home. Knowing her son-in-law works at a local barbecue restaurant, she grew suspicious.

After police talked to a neighbor who gave a description and a license-plate number of a car parked nearby, a deputy found evidence on and around the house that led to the arrest of McDaniel, according to WBTV.

Police said that McDaniel originally denied being in the area before admitting to police that he was peeping on his mother-in-law.

McDaniel has been charged with secretly peeping into an occupied home.

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