Police say a Maryland man trying to film two female roommates with hidden cameras instead filmed himself and unwittingly helped authorities catch him in the alleged act of peeping.
Michael Stephen McKenny, 42, was arrested Thursday after Maryland police released footage of the alleged Peeping Tom setting up his cameras, which the women found.
"What we found is that the camera had been set up in June and operated through a motion detector," said Sherry Llewellyn, a spokeswoman for the Howard County Police Department.
In court documents, police say that for more than four months McKenny captured images of the unnamed women in their bathrooms and bedrooms, in all stages of undress, even using the toilet. Authorities say McKenny was brazen in his actions, entering the Ellicott City condo multiple times during the day to reposition his leering lenses. He even appears at one point to wipe away his own footprints.