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Airport worker fired for filming women on the toilet

The Local · 13 Apr 2011, 11:02

Published: 13 Apr 2011 11:02 GMT+02:00

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The 50-year-old driver for the airport’s transport operator Fraport allegedly spied on thousands of women with two miniature cameras stowed behind toilet paper rolls, daily Bild reported.

Thomas L. used motion-sensor cameras that filmed the intimate activities of his victims for two minutes each, then periodically collected the data cards and uploaded the film onto his home computer.

He did this for at least three weeks before one of the cameras fell at the feet of a 42-year-old woman when she picked up a replacement roll of toilet paper, the paper reported.

Airport security confiscated the cameras and immediately discovered footage of Thomas L. as he was secretly installing one.

Police later stormed his apartment, taking his computer, cameras and memory cards. All of the bathrooms at the country’s largest airport have also been searched for further cameras.

“One can hardly describe what kind of affect something like this has on the women who are victims,” police spokesman Alexander Kießling told the paper. “It can lead to significant trauma.”

Officers are investigating whether the suspect disseminated the films.

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Fraport fired Thomas L., but has asked other employees to sign an agreement not to talk about the scandal.

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12:19 April 13, 2011 by Altdude
I would conjecture that this guy is in deep do-do.
12:44 April 13, 2011 by Heinrich der Zweite
A loo with a view.
13:12 April 13, 2011 by Ebolter
He flushed his life down the toilet I guess.
13:21 April 13, 2011 by frankiep
Has Borat moved to Germany?
14:03 April 13, 2011 by chicagolive
Sucky thing is he will probably just get like 2 years of medical treatment(as long as he paid his taxes)and be about his little camera way
15:13 April 13, 2011 by tallady
What a demented person.
16:20 April 13, 2011 by Carlos Hausner
A motion sensor camera eh. The Kripo's finest should have plenty to go on.
18:09 April 13, 2011 by J-Dub
This guy is in deep poop.
21:01 April 13, 2011 by 9900lawre
The Airport worker was probably supplied with loo role cams by an un-named politician (earlier article).

Someone obviously pulled the chain on this loocam scam.
00:33 April 14, 2011 by Logic Guy
Well, if you can "Imagine" seeing a naked woman, then simply go out and find a wife, or at least a girlfriend. As a devout Christian, I will say that it's better that you commit fornication, which is violation of religious law, than to break a civil law.

Immorality such as porn, child abuse and rape could all be solve with the help of a good psychologist.

Human life really should be easy.
05:38 April 14, 2011 by reprap
I wonder who he pissed off?
11:05 April 14, 2011 by moistvelvet
@Logic Guy, the age of consent in the Vatican City is 12 years old, go figure!

Obviously this guy had some issues, but I can't see how this would lead to "significant trauma" for the "victims", a claim for damages from the Airport authority might be coming I guess.
13:52 April 14, 2011 by fatherknowsbest
Whats all the fuss? Either this guy has some real mental problems or he wanted to make a bit of cash on the side. Jail without the publicity is the right place for him.
22:02 April 14, 2011 by lordkorner
I put it down to fact that there is only shi#e on TV
11:35 April 15, 2011 by tallady
@Logic guy,,would a lady of the night qualify?
15:23 April 15, 2011 by Ami-In-DE
@moistvelvet, so how do the women prove their claim for damages to the airport authorities? Show 'em their bum so they can match it up with the ones on the video clips?

Just sayin'...
22:11 April 16, 2011 by Arlington
In May 2009 I was flying from Frankfurt to Tel Aviv with a Catholic church group. There is a separate plexiglass security enclosure for that flight with two lines where one man and one woman are inspected while the other passengers wait outside. The woman held the 'wand'correctly in her right hand and suddenly put her left hand on my right breast. When I returned home I emailed a complaint to Lufthansa but did not get any response. Maybe the airport adminstration should be more careful about who is hired.
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