Miami, Florida - A 60-year-old Miami man has been arrested and charged with voyeurism, after police say he filmed his 23-year-old roommate as she exited the shower.
According to police, the woman had just finished showering when she noticed a small camera hidden in a towel rack in the bathroom. The woman immediately notified authorities, who were able to quickly identify and arrest the man, who has been identified as Luis Melendez. According to his arrest report, Ruiz was spotted by the victim Friday night peering into her bedroom window and recording her with his cellphone after she got out of the shower and then went to her bedroom with her 3-year-old daughter to get dressed.
The victim told police that Ruiz ran toward the front of the apartment after she saw him and she confronted him about the incident via text, but he denied that he was recording her. According to the report, Ruiz then entered the victim’s locked bedroom without her permission and while she did not have pants on, grabbed her by both arms, took her cellphone away and told her, “Don’t call the police.”
Upon further investigation, police discovered that Melendez had been filming his roommate on multiple occasions, dating back several weeks. Police say that he had set up the camera in the bathroom specifically to record the woman in various stages of undress. Melendez was taken into custody and charged with one count of voyeurism, a second-degree misdemeanor. He was later released on bail, and is scheduled to appear in court later this month.