What was supposed to be a fun getaway turned into a traumatic experience for a couple from Indiana who allegedly found a hidden camera in the smoke detector in their Airbnb rental.
Derek Starnes and his wife, who booked their accommodations via the popular online lodging website, were vacationing in Longboat Key, FL. The couple was sitting in the master bedroom of their condo when Starnes, who works in the Information Technologies industry, noticed something odd about the smoke detector above their bed: a tiny dark circle on the face of it. When he took the detector down, he realized it was a camera. He told ABC Action News that his tech savvy helped him spot the lens.
The camera recording was being stored on an SD card, a memory chip used in digital devices, which Starnes also discovered. He immediately called the police, and the host, 57-year-old Wayne Natt, was arrested on charges of video voyeurism.
Hidden cameras found in Longboat Key Airbnb https://t.co/zRNaWDLfpv pic.twitter.com/MnHruYA2go
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) October 11, 2017
“My wife and I are distressed by this situation,” Starnes told the local news station, “and I hope more victims will come forward.” Starnes also claims that …read more