Sunday, March 24, 2013

Bugged Van, Other Man, "I'll kill him"... "Just kidding."

A 44-year-old Howell man is facing felony charges after allegedly installing an eavesdropping device in his wife's van in an attempt to catch her in an extramarital affair.

Livingston County Sheriff Bob Bezotte said Friday that the case came to police attention when the 48-year-old woman's alleged boyfriend, 21, called to ask if installing such devices is illegal. He told police that he felt his privacy had been violated after learning that the device captured him and the wife being "passionate," the sheriff said.

Bezotte said the defendant allegedly threatened to kill the 21-year-old boyfriend and threatened to "make him lose his coaching position." The sheriff (said) the defendant claimed that he was "mad and kidding" when he made the comments. (more)