Couple Finds Hidden Camera in Their Airbnb


The vacation rental was located on Longboat Key and it was an IN couple, staying at the rental last month that first noticed they were being watched by a hidden camera and microphone positioned IN the smoke alarm above the bed. He said he knows the camera recorded him walking through the bedroom naked at one point.

Derek Starnes, who works in IT, told local news outlet WFTS that he noticed a small hole in the smoke detector on the ceiling of their Airbnb's bedroom on September 1.

An official of the Longboat Key Police Department spoke to WFTS-TV and said that officers had seized a lot storage devices, including SD cards, hard drives and computers.

Wayne Natt was charged with video voyeurism. His account with Airbnb had been active for two years, according to Bourque, and Starnes said he noticed that Natt had more than 40 reviews on the hospitality service's website.

The exact address of the rental is 623 Cedars Court, Longboat Key, Florida.

"My wife and I are distressed by this situation", Starnes said. Anyone who thinks they may have stayed there is asked to call police. He told police that he used the spycam to film bisexual group sex parties inside his house, but he swears he never filmed anyone without their consent.

"[Natt] says that everyone videoed had knowledge he was videoing them".

A couple's stay at a Florida Airbnb unit quickly turned into a nightmare after they discovered the homeowner had been secretly recording them with hidden cameras.

"He said it was to save sexual activities", said Bob Bourque.

"He said it was for recording sexual activity, and his only response was it gave him a better angle", Bourque said. Neither he nor his attorney immediately responded to ABC News request for comment Wednesday.

"We are outraged at the reports of what happened; as soon as we were made aware, we permanently banned this individual from our community and fully supported the affected guests", Airbnb representative Ben Breit said in a statement to WFTS. Our team has reached out to local law enforcement to aid them with their investigation of this egregious offence and we hope justice is served. "We take privacy issues extremely seriously and have a zero-tolerance policy against this behavior".

After scouting several properties on the homesharing site Airbnb, they decided to choose Wayne Natt's condo, mainly because of the good reviews.