Airbnb renters find hidden camera in bedroom of Longboat Key condo

Tampa Bay Times | 10/12/2017 | Staff
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LONGBOAT KEY — When an Indiana couple arrived at their Longboat Key Airbnb rental last month, they found something in the bedroom they didn't expect.

A hidden camera.

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According to published reports, Derek Starnes said he and his wife noticed a small hole in the smoke detector on the ceiling of their Airbnb's bedroom on Sept. 1, the day after they checked into the condo at 623 Cedars Court.

Starnes removed the device and found a microphone and a camera hidden inside.

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They called the police. When officers arrived, they found another camera hidden in the condo's living room and seized all hard drives, SD cards, and other data storage devices, according to reports.

The homeowner, 56-year-old Wayne Natt, was arrested by Longboat Key Police and faces one charge of video voyeurism.

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Natt reportedly admitted to filming dozens of sex acts, but claimed that participants were aware of the cameras.

While Natt currently faces the one count, there could be more if authorities determine the rest of the seized footage captured unknowing guests.

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According to Longboat Key police, when asked why he needed to hide the camera in a smoke detector if the participants were consenting, Natt replied...
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