Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Low-Tech Spy #187 - Mirror mirror on the stall

UK - A peeper used a mirror to spy on swimmers undressing in the cubicles of a Teesside pool, a court heard.

Paul Stoddart was spared a prison sentence as Teesside Crown Court ruled yesterday his crime was a “singular aberration”. The 46-year-old voyeur was seen holding a small mirror under the partitions of cubicles at Stockton’s Splash centre. He was caught as a mum saw two hands holding a mirror tilted upwards under the wall of her cubicle as she crouched to take off her jeans.

She was at Splash with her husband and their two-year-old daughter on November 29 last year. The woman saw Stoddart emerge from the adjoining cubicle.

Her husband went looking for Stoddart, saw him holding the mirror under other changing rooms and alerted pool staff. (more)