Hidden Camera Found in Girl’s Bathroom During Birthday Bash
This is yet another story about how easy it can be for someone to place a hidden camera somewhere and catch you in your most private moments. Anybody can become a victim. Hidden surveillance technology is much more affordable and easy to use than it once was. It’s not just the subject of spy stories. It is a legitimate threat that anyone might have to deal with if they do not take care of themselves and their security at all times.
It is traditional in Spanish and Latin culture to have a huge party for a girl when she turns 15 years old. It is a tradition that goes back as far as anyone can remember. It is not just a party; it is a huge social event with tons of friends and family. It is designed to make the birthday girl feel as special as possible as she starts to make the transition into adulthood. It is a great time for everyone involved. That is, until someone finds a hidden camera that has been placed in the girl’s bathroom.
That is exactly what happened to birthday girl Elizabeth De Angeles Gazo. The incident happened on April 28th during the birthday party. It was surely the last thing she was expecting after having spent $3,300 to rent the T-2000 International Production banquet hall, a grand hall that is host to many social events and gatherings. It was still unclear at that point who installed the hidden camera or how long it was there. But what was known for sure is that someone’s privacy was greatly violated, and probably more than just one person.
Everything was going swimmingly — smoke machine, DJ, strobe lights, pink tablecloths — when a family friend named Maria rushed from the girls’ bathroom with a disturbing revelation. She had spotted a tiny video camera in the air-conditioning vent.
The family yanked out the camera and called Miami police. When the cops arrived, they found the banquet hall’s owner, 43-year-old Tony Munnet, removing another camera from a light fixture in the same bathroom.
Munnet told the cops “he had no knowledge of such hidden cameras” and blamed a thieving former employee. When reached by Riptide, Munnet said the employee (who we’re not naming because he has not been charged with anything) had rigged the cameras before absconding to Texas about a year ago with stolen bounce houses and laser lights.
“I was freaking out,” Munnet says of finding the hidden cameras. “I have a good reputation, my kids go to Christian school, I’m known in the neighborhood.”
Munnet says he has pointed the police toward the former employee. The Miami PD declined to comment on the investigation. According to a police report, officers searched the banquet hall’s attic and found no other suspicious equipment.
Call us puritanical, but we have an old saying: When there are hidden cameras in the girls’ bathroom of a banquet hall, somebody better get arrested.
The girl’s aunt, Guadalupe Medrano, says the cops seemed bizarrely disinterested. “There’s no reason for the cameras to be there in the first place,” she says.