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Couple Claims They Found Hidden Camera At Airbnb Location

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A man from southwest Florida has been charged with video voyeurism after two cameras were found hidden inside his Airbnb rental condo in Longboat Key, Florida.

Wayne Natt, 56, was arrested by Manatee County Sheriff's Office after an Indiana man and his wife found a miniature camera and microphone inside a bedroom smoke detector. Another camera was also found in the living room.

According to Natt, who lives in the condo when it is not rented, the cameras were placed for his personal use and were not turned on when guests used the room.

However, police officials told WFLA Television that the cameras can be operated remotely and that a search found numerous recordings of people who rented the condo.

In a statement issued to WFLA Tampa, Airbnb spokesman Benjamin Breit said, "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."

Natt was later released on a bond of $1,500.

by RTT Staff Writer

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