Warning: Hidden cameras planted in hotels and vacation rentals


LONGBOAT KEY, Fla. (WFLA) — A vacation rental on Longboat Key had a hidden camera secretly recording guests in the bedroom, police say. They arrested the homeowner, but now they want to find people who stayed at that unit because there are more victims out there.

According to WFLA, the man saw a small black dot in the smoke detector above the bed in the master bedroom. He opened it up to find a camera and microphone inside.

The homeowner was arrested and charged with video voyeurism, police said.

WFLA reports that some of the videos that were recovered date back to 2008. Police believe there are additional victims who were caught on camera.

Last month, an Indiana man and his wife were staying at a Longboat Key condo they found on Airbnb at 623 Cedars Court.