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Man admits to secretly filming customers in restroom

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Stephen Wood (Source: LMDC) Stephen Wood (Source: LMDC)
According to an arrest slip, on Monday officers were dispatched to the Bardstown Road Bicycle Company regarding a hidden recording device found in the restroom. According to an arrest slip, on Monday officers were dispatched to the Bardstown Road Bicycle Company regarding a hidden recording device found in the restroom.
Rebekah Markoski Rebekah Markoski

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Police arrested a Louisville man for illegally filming people in the restroom of a Bardstown Road business.

According to an arrest slip, on Monday officers were dispatched to the Bardstown Road Bicycle Company regarding a hidden recording device found in the restroom. They confronted Stephen Wood, 48, who confessed to placing the device in the restroom. Police said Wood is the manager at the shop and had worked there for nine years.

Detectives said an employee noticed the camera near the lower portion of a vanity cabinet in the restroom. Wood admitted he intentionally placed the recorder periodically in the bathroom over a period of two or three weeks. He said he did this for the purpose of viewing or videotaping the victim's private parts.

An employee at the bike shop said the restroom is unisex and mainly for employees, but was used by customers. Police are still trying to determine how many victims there are. They said the camera that was used was very tiny, measuring about an inch in length. 

At Hawkeye Security and Electronics in Jeffersonville, they specialize in state of the art security systems. People are used to seeing typical cameras that look obvious, but hop on the internet and you can find countless options of cameras that you would hardly even notice.

"It's easier to hide something, it's easy to not see it and people aren't aware at what they are looking at either," said Hawkeye office manager Rebekah Markoski.

Marksoski said cameras are getting smaller and the images are getting clearer. She said it's tough, especially when cameras come in all sorts of shapes and sizes but, you should always try to be aware of your surroundings.

The Bardstown Road Bicycle Company said Wood is no longer employed and safety and privacy is important to them.

Wood is charged with video voyeurism. His bond is set at $1,000.

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