Police: Worker caught peeping at tanning salon
HYANNIS, Feb 24, 2013 (Cape Cod Times - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
A Mashpee man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of using his cellphone video camera to record women tanning at a local salon, according to Barnstable police.
Luis C. Macedo, 47, who works at the front desk, was charged with two counts of secretly video recording a nude person.
A 29-year-old woman told Barnstable police on Saturday she believed she had been recorded while tanning at Sunsational Tanning the night before, according to Barnstable police Sgt. Sean Sweeney. That evening, she was directed to a tanning booth by a man later identified as Macedo and said she saw a camera lens beneath her feet, he said.
The woman left the booth quickly, returned the next day to find no sign of a lens and became convinced she was recorded, Sweeney said.
Police set up surveillance at the salon and noticed Macedo put his cellphone up to the changing room area, Sweeney said. The changing room had a blacked out window area with a dime-sized peephole covered by an advertisement which, when lifted, allowed a clear view, he said.
Macedo admitted he videotaped women through this peephole or underneath the booth's floorboards, which are perforated with holes about the size of a nickel, according to Sweeney. His phone contained about 21 videos, he added, but Macedo said they were not uploaded to the Internet.
More charges could follow if more victims come forward, Sweeney said. Anyone with concerns is asked to call Detective John York at 508-775-0387.
Macedo is being held on $1,000 bail and is set to be arraigned in Barnstable District Court on Monday.
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