A man is facing years in jail for wearing a gorilla outfit to peep through people's windows, according to reports.
Jeremie Moran dashed inside the properties in the terrifying fancy dress to have a look around, police said.
When he was rumbled, officers allege the suspect ran into a house and hid under a mattress in a tense standoff.
Mel Estess, the spokesman for Sulphur Police in Sulphur City, Louisiana, said the force received reports of a person roaming streets and wandering into gardens in the all-black costume last week.
"Who goes around in a gorilla suit, peeking in windows?" said one baffled resident. But since his arrest after the standoff, Moran has remained in custody at Sulphur City Jail.
Police have released pictures of the mask Moran was said to have been wearing. The accessory comes complete with teeth features and huge gaps for the wearer's eyes.
He faces charges of resisting a police officer with force or violence, unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, flight from an officer, and wearing a mask or hood in public places.
And bizarrely in Louisiana, anyone guilty of just wearing a mask in a public place faces up to three years in prison.
Exceptions are allowed for religious purposes or on holidays, like Halloween and Mardi Gras. It is unclear when Moran will appear in court.