An Indiana couple visiting Longboat Key, Florida, found a disgusting surprise in the master bedroom of their Airbnb: a hidden camera disguised as a smoke detector.
Derek Starnes told WFTS that he noticed a small, black hole on the side of a smoke detector in the room. When he took it down to get a better look, Starnes, who works in tech, realized the hole was a camera. The camera was pointing right at the couple’s bed.
Starnes then called the police, who later arrested homeowner Wayne Natt, 56. Natt has since been charged with one count of video voyeurism, WFTS reported.
“We did have the opportunity to analyze what was on the SD card and there are a couple of different people on them,” Longboat Key Police Lt. Robert Bourque told WFLA.
The couple hope that others who stayed at Natt’s property will come forward.
Airbnb has banned Natt from their community upon hearing about the allegations.
There is no doubt that this is NOT an isolated incident. Always be aware when staying in someone else’s home.