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Suspected bathroom creep who took pictures of 8-year-old boy arrested

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DIX HILLS, N.Y. (PIX11) -- Numerous tips from the public have lead to the arrest of a man suspected of peering over a bathroom stall and taking pictures of a young boy using the toilet at a Long Island restaurant, police said Friday.

Police arrested Luis Flores Jr., 28, Thursday morning at his home in Dix Hills, hours after authorities and the media publicized clear surveillance images of him.

Flores is accused of leaning over a bathroom stall May 17 at Hibachi Grill on Deer Park Avenue to take pictures of an 8-year-old boy, police said.

Luis Flores Jr. was arrested Thursday morning at his Dix Hills home. (Suffolk County Police)

Luis Flores Jr. was arrested Thursday morning at his Dix Hills home. (Suffolk County Police)

Surveillance cameras caught Flores walking around the restaurant and leaving the eatery, both times checking his phone.

Flores faces charges of unlawful surveillance, a felony, and has been released on bail, police said.