Peeping Drone Spies on Utah Residents, 2 Arrested

Aaron Foote has had voyeurism legal issues before
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 16, 2017 4:15 PM CST
Utah Man, GF Arrested for Peeping Drone at Local Homes
Aaron Foote   (Smoking Gun)

The community of Orem, Utah, first got a clue something was up via a December Facebook post from the local police department. "Are you missing a quadcopter?" the quirky seven-question survey asked, adding, "Have you been convicted of Voyeurism in the past?" and "Would you like to turn yourself in before we have to come knocking at your door, maybe on Christmas morning, with a warrant?" Looks like the cops got their man (and woman), per the Deseret News: Aaron Foote, 39, and his 34-year-old girlfriend, Terisha Lee Norviel, who were charged Jan. 19 with voyeurism by electronic equipment for allegedly sending up a drone to peep into Orem residents' bathrooms and bedrooms—some many stories high in apartment buildings, per a warrant unsealed Tuesday.

The peeping drone was busted on Dec. 3, when a man saw the drone lurking outside his bathroom window, followed it to a church parking lot, and called police, the Smoking Gun reports. In addition to many videos found on the drone that showed the spying, there were also videos of a man flying it standing next to a truck. Cops tracked down the owner of that vehicle, who turned out to be Foote. He and Norviel , said to be a mom of six and real estate agent, are due to soon attend preliminary hearings in the case. It's not the first voyeurism charge for Foote, who also has burglary, theft, and domestic abuse arrests under his belt: In the late 2000s, he pleaded guilty to voyeurism at a tanning salon—for which he was made to complete a voyeurism treatment regimen, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. (That time a drone caught a prostitute and an old guy in the act...)

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