A Brooksville father is accused of peering into the bedroom window of a teenage girl Tuesday night while leaving his 10-year-old son home alone with access to two loaded weapons.

The incident happened in a neighborhood off of Trillum Boulevard, just east of the Suncoast Parkway.

  • Man accused of peering in the window of an 18-year-old
  • Deputies say he left his son at home alone with 2 loaded weapons
  • Chad Rodrigues was arrested on 5 counts of voyeurism, 1 count of child negect

Deputies say Chad Michael Rodrigues, 42, was seen peering into the bedroom window of an 18-year-old girl by a patrol deputy. When Rodrigues was first approached, he apparently concocted a story about searching for a dog he had lost six weeks prior.

When deputies didn’t buy that, he admitted he had been looking at the teenage girl, and that it wasn’t the first time. He also admitted, on one occasion, to masturbating as he looked.

Following his arrest, deputies discovered Rodrigues had left his 10-year-old son home alone with access to a loaded 12-gauge shotgun and a loaded 9mm pistol.

The child told deputies his father takes walks in the middle of the night all the time, and that he often wakes up to find that no one else is home.

Rodrigues was charged with five counts of voyeurism and one count of child neglect. He has since posted his $10,000 bond.