An 18-year-old man was arrested after deputies said he used his mobile phone to record a woman in a restroom.
According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, the man has been charged with one count of video voyeurism.
Deputies responded Sunday to a St. Pete restaurant after receiving a report of a man recording women using the restroom.
A 35-year-old woman at the restaurant told deputies she was using the restroom when she spotted a mobile phone facing her above the restroom wall divider. According to investigators, the women’s and men’s restrooms have separate entrances but share a common wall.
The woman said the accused exited the men’s side shortly after she left the restroom. The woman’s boyfriend confronted the accused who allegedly admitted to recording her.
The accused apparently allowed deputies to search his phone and told them there were similar video on it.
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