Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Hotel Peeping Toms Not Limited to Pretty Sportscasters

hotelchatter.com

We were just starting to get over the uncomfortable idea that the creepy stalker of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews was actually helped on his perv mission by a hotel staffer when we came across this news last night--a family staying at a TownPlaces Suites Hotel outside Denver were also the victims of a hidden camera placed inside their hotel room.

Robert Reams and his family checked into their hotel room during a vacation in August. But while they were there, they had no idea that someone was watching them. WOWT TV reports:

From a hole nearly invisible to the eye, David Fugate was in the room with the family. The hole caught the attention of a hotel employee after the family checked out. "The maintenance people poked a pin in the hole and it poked back. They went and got a knife and cut it open to look inside," says Reams. "When they looked inside the wall they found a camera." Fugate had been observing the Reams family from an adjacent room using a wireless camera.

Can we reiterate--this was just an average family, at an average hotel. Not a famous sportscaster or a pop star going on a bender in a luxury hotel. Making it even worse, the family did not know that a perp has been spying on them until two months after they checked out.

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