NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. (KDKA-TV) – A Pennsylvania man is accused of hiding a camera in a floral arrangement to spy on a woman. Investigators say he was able to download and stream the video of the victim without her clothes on from that camera.
North Huntingdon Police charged Eric Belak with illegal use of an electronic recording device, invasion of privacy and stalking.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming?
Police say Belak, who is the owner of Belak Flowers in Irwin, hid a small camera in the victim’s flower arrangement. When discovered, police say Belak told the victim that he was deleting the images and video, which included the woman in several states of undress over a four-day period.READ MORE: Child Tax Credit: September Payments Arriving In Parents' Bank Accounts
According to police, when questioned by the victim’s mother, she said he told her it was “a stupid, drunk mistake.” Police say he also said, “I’m sorry, nothing was shared” and “I don’t know what to say.” When questioned by police, Belak allegedly said, “I only wanted to see her naked one time.”
When KDKA-TV cameras showed up at Belak’s place of business, one man came out and screamed obscenities while others locked the door.MORE NEWS: Child Tax Credit: When Will Your September Payment Arrive?
Belak remains free. His preliminary hearing is set for July 19.