According to the NY Daily News, a former manager at the store in Brooklyn’s Bath Beach neighborhood was using the Foot Locker restroom last week when she noticed a blinking light. When she investigated, she spotted a smartphone placed behind a dragon figurine in the room.
She was pretty sure that it belonged to a male employee — someone she happened to have hired when she was the manager — because he had just used the restroom before she did.
“I was in shock at first,” she tells the Daily News. “Why would you want to do this?”
She told his supervisor about what she’d discovered in the lavatory and the police were called. Officers checked the phone and found at least one additional recording of a female using the Foot Locker toilet.
The News says that the male employee admitted to the police that he was responsible for the recordings. He has been arraigned on two counts of unlawful surveillance — a felony that could earn him up to four years in prison — before being released on $1,000 bail.
“My actions were really wrong,” he later told the News, which reports that the 21-year-old attempted to characterize the incident as a prank between friends. He claims to have apologized to the women in the videos and says he won’t peep again.
Sourced from Consumerist.com