OREM, Utah, Dec. 4, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Orem police are hoping the man who is missing a drone — one found hovering outside a private bathroom window and shooting video of bathroom activities — will give them a call.
According to Orem Police Lt. Craig Martinez, a local man was getting ready for work Saturday morning and heard what sounded like a drone outside. He looked out his bathroom window, saw the drone and watched it land in a church parking lot.
The man picked up the drone and delivered it to police after his work shift.
Officers identified the drone’s owner through his self-portrait, recorded on the peeping-Tom drone, which also contained photos of various other people, shot through windows into their private bathrooms and bedrooms without their knowledge or consent.
Martinez put the following notice on the Orem Police Department Facebook page to alert the owner that his missing quadcopter had been found:
“If you answer yes to ALL of the following questions please call, 801-229-7070:
1 — Are you missing a quadcopter?
2 — Did you lose it this morning, in Orem?
3 — Are you looking over your shoulder to see if the police are following you?
4 — Have you been convicted of voyeurism in the past?
5 — Does the SD card in your quadcopter camera have videos of people in their private bedrooms and/or bathrooms?
6 — On the same SD card is there a picture of you flying your quadcopter?
7 — Would you like to turn yourself in before we have to come knocking at your door, maybe on Christmas morning, with a warrant?”
The post ends with, “We know who you are, but let’s make this easier on everyone!”
Martinez said, although police know who the man is, they want people to be aware that this type of voyeurism is possible. So if you hear or see a drone suspiciously near your home, close your blinds and call your local police.