Florida Airbnb host hid cameras, mics in vacation rental

A couple who stayed in a Florida Airbnb found hidden cameras that they reported to the police, leading to their host being charged with voyeurism.

Starnes, who immediately called police, told WFTS he and his wife were "distressed".

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

Derek Starnes and his wife were visiting Longboat Key in Florida and rented a home from Wayne Natt, 56. He took it down and realized that that black hole was a camera recording onto an SD card. Bob Bourque to NBC-affiliate WESH.

"Who knows what [the footage] is being used for, so it's very concerning", said Borque.

In a statement to the Tampa Bay Times, Airbnb spokesman Benjamin Breit said Natt had an account on its website for two years and was reviewed around 40 times.

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 that the mounted camera "provided a better angle".

"He says that everyone videoed had knowledge he was videoing them", Bourque said. "I hope more victims will come forward".

After AirBnB users found a camera in the room they rented through the app, companies like the house sharing app must be pressured to address privacy concerns. Police urging anyone who rented from Natt on Airbnb or was inside his condo to contact them. "What we said to that was, 'If people are consenting to recording sexual activity, why is it hidden in a smoke alarm?' He said it was for recording sexual activity".

"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".

"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 behaviour".

It's clear that, for Millennials in particular, technologies like Uber and AirBnB help them to obtain financial stability while helping others access riding and lodging services for a fraction of what they would spend on more mainstream, professional providers such as taxis and hotels.

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