Authorities in Colorado say a man was arrested on suspicion of lurking inside a women’s restroom at a Kaiser Permanente office building and assaulted a woman.
According to KDVR, Arapahoe County sheriff’s deputies arrested Scott Parker Deering Buchanan in response to the alleged victim’s report.
She told investigators that she was in the restroom when a man came out of a stall and pushed her before verbally threatening her.
“F*** you! F*** you!” he allegedly told her, according to police reports. “I’m going to kill you!”
As the victim fled, two witnesses spotted the suspect exiting the restroom and captured cellphone footage of him. Upon his arrest, police say he confessed and blamed his bad behavior on drug abuse.
“I groped that lady, OK,” he reportedly told authorities. “It’s not me. I’m on meth.”
Police reports indicate the suspect reiterated that his name is Scott Buchanan and that he “had no reason to violate” the victim in the restroom.
Kaiser Permanente released a statement acknowledging the incident and asserting that the “safety of our members and staff is our top priority and we are committed to maintaining and promoting safe environments in all of our facilities.”
The health care company confirmed “that police have made an arrest in relation to an incident that occurred on Tuesday evening,” declining further specifics.
“We are cooperating with law enforcement and have no further information to share, as this is an ongoing investigation,” the statement concluded.
Court records indicate Buchanan was behind bars with bond set at $100,000 as of the latest reports available.
[Featured image: Scott Buchanan, handout]