It would seem like for some of us taking a selfie or recording a short clip for Instagram is just too mainstream. This fact was recently proved by a notorious Peeping Tom from Florida, who was apprehended in a supermarket’s bathroom while trying to record a woman who was sitting in the next stall.
Michael Ewan is a 28-years old man from Florida. Ewan would have probably passed as a quiet individual, if not for his ‘passion’ for recording people in various postures without their consent. While others would take selfies or live stream, Ewan, also known as Florida’s Peeping Tom, would go to the city to record people using his phone.
The man’s voyeuristic endeavors caught the attention of the local law enforcement authorities. As a result, the officials put Ewan under constant surveillance, patiently waiting for his next move. Instead of laying low, the man continued to claim various video memorabilia wherever his went.
Ewan’s luck ran out when he entered a local supermarket on Wednesday afternoon. Unbeknownst to him, an undercover team was following the man, tracking his every move, and waited for the moment to apprehend Florida’s notorious Peeping Tom.
When the man entered the supermarket’s restroom, a woman detective followed him inside. Ewan entered a bathroom stall, and the detective entered the one next to it. Sure as snow in winter, when the detective entered the stall, Ewan drew out his phone and began recording the detective in what he thought could be an intimate moment.
However, the woman detective was more than ready to dealing with the Peeping Tom. Within a manner of second, the woman and her colleagues rushed to Ewan’s stall and apprehended him. When interviewed by the reports, the detective, who refused to disclose her name, said that she saw Ewan’s shadow on the bathroom’s floor, as he was preparing to record her using his cell phone.
The officials charged Michael Ewan with video voyeurism. The man was released from prison on Thursday after he paid a $2,000 bond. It goes without saying the former Florida Peeping Tom will think twice before he will record someone without permission.
The woman detective who arrested Ewan in the supermarket’s bathroom said that the suspect was cooperative during the investigation, admitting he that he wanted to record the detective.
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