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AirBnB owner used to secretly record his guests

Couple spotted the camera in the smoke detector

A couple noticed the small black dot on the smoke detector.

A couple noticed the small black dot on the smoke detector.

A Florida man has been arrested after he hid a camera in his AirBnB bedroom to secretly record guests.

The camera, which was hidden in a smoke detector on the ceiling, was noticed by a couple who stayed there, footage of whom was subsequently found on the memory disk.

The police confiscated the cameras and computer equipment, as well as videos dating back to 2008. They are now appealing to people who may have stayed at the Cedars Court rental to come forward.

The homeowner, Wayne Natt, was arrested and charged with video voyeurism, although other charges may be issued. He is currently out on bail.

Airbnb told ABC News that Natt had had an account on its website for two years and had at least 40 reviews. The company said it has permanently banned him from the site.

Airbnb spokesman Benjamin Breit said in a statement: “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 offense and we hope justice is served. We take privacy issues extremely seriously and have a zero-tolerance policy against this behaviour.”

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