Sings in best Michael Jackson voice, “I always feel like somebody’s watching meeee.” I really shouldn’t jest because for a 25 year old Kansas City woman that was a reality. Most of us, in our own self absorbed minds have felt like someone was spying on us at one point or another. Likely, it was just our own egos talking, no one is really that concerned with our daily lives.
But in Kansas City, Missouri a woman, who would like to remain anonymous, discovered that not one but eleven cameras were following her every move in her apartment.
According to the The Kansas City Star, a friend was visiting this woman’s apartment when he noticed that her smoke detector looked fake, resembling cameras disguised to look like smoke detectors. He had seen these cameras in the basement of the tattoo shop where both he and his friend worked: Freaks Tattoo. The woman’s apartment was located directly above Freaks Tattoo.
The woman called the police shortly after and they found her apartment housed eleven cameras, including four in her bathroom, recording her every move.
Officers noticed that the smoke detector in the kitchen did not have a compartment to replace the battery like a normal detector would. When they removed it from the ceiling, they found it was connected to three wires. They found a similar bundle of wires in the living room, hallway and in the woman’s bedroom.
The victim’s roommate had a normal smoke detector in her bedroom.
In the woman’s closet, officers found more wires that led into a gray pipe and extended down into the basement of the tattoo parlor. Once officers had moved boxes and shelves they located a computer that showed seven video screens, all revealing the interior of the woman’s apartment.
Three of the screens led police to cameras located in the woman’s bedroom, there were two cameras in the sink’s vanity, directed towards the toilet, and two cameras concealed in the wall of the shower.
The woman told police that she had lived in the apartment since last summer. She also said that her 47 year old landlord is also her boss at the tattoo parlor. She told police that he had propositioned her several times but she declined.
The landlord/boss had remodeled her bathroom in October while she was out of town.
Yesterday, the woman told police that she’s since moved from the apartment and was staying with a friend until she could find a new place to live.
Police confiscated the cameras and computer and are reviewing them for evidence but have yet to make an arrest.
This incident marked the fourth time in four months that police have discovered hidden cameras in the home or work place in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
I can only imagine how scarred this woman must feel right now and how long it will take her to feel comfortable in her own home. There are some sick people out there ladies and gentlemen. Some situations cannot be avoided but if you feel like someone is a creep, don’t underestimate their level of sickness.