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California man arrested for placing pinhole camera in airplane restroom during his flight

By Mason White 2:01 PM June 25, 2014
Liu being questioned by police 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
A man was arrested for recording people using the bathroom on an airplane.

The Taiwanese-U.S. man was arrested by airport police for allegedly installing a camera in the bathroom of the airplane, flying from San Francisco, California, to Taiwan.

While repairing a faucet in the business class bathroom after the eight hour flight, one of the China Airlines cabin crew members found the pinhole camera between the garbage can and the wall.

The crew memeber removed the memory card from the camera and he placed an “out of order” sign to prevent other passengers from entering so that they can catch the perverted man.

After a while, the flight attendants saw 51-year-old Liu, entering the bathroom. When Liu found that the camera had been tampered with he left.

The flight attendants then informed the captain, and Liu was arrested when the plane landed at Taoyuan International Airport.

After his arrest, Liu was found in possession of six pinhole cameras, including memory cards and hard drives with footage of five passengers and a female cabin crew member.

Liu admitted to taking pictures only after the memory card that had been confiscated from the bathroom was presented to him. Liu said he was just “testing” the pinhole cameras.

Liu denied the assistance of the U.S. Embassy in Taiwan, because he did not want his wife and children, who are in the United States, to know about it.

A detective in Hong Kong, said that it is very easy for people to buy pinhole cameras on the streets.

Since Liu frequently travels for business, police suspect that he has pulled similar stunts on previous flights without being caught.