Orem PD asks voyeurism suspect to turn himself in after drone spotted outside bathroom

Orem police recovered a drone suspected in alleged cases of voyeurism. Image courtesy Orem PD.

Orem police recovered a drone suspected in alleged cases of voyeurism. Image courtesy Orem PD.

OREM, Utah — Police in Orem took to social media to encourage a man suspected of voyeurism to come forward after an alert citizen spotted a drone outside his bathroom window and followed it Sunday.

Orem Police posted on Facebook about the drone they “found” Sunday, and they took a slightly humorous tone in their attempt to cajole the suspect to turn himself in.

A citizen saw the drone hovering outside a bathroom window, and that citizen followed the drone until it landed, then called police. The drone was found with an SD card that allegedly contained videos of people in their private bedrooms and bathrooms, and it also included a picture of the suspect operating the drone.

Police say they know who that drone operator is and that he has a prior conviction for voyeurism. They encouraged him to come forward, “before we have to come knocking at your door, maybe on Christmas morning, with a warrant”.

The full post from Orem PD is embedded below. People seemed to enjoy the tongue-in-cheek style, as the post was shared hundreds of times in about an hour. The post contains an image of the drone and an image of the man suspected to have been operating it, though police used a cartoon to obscure the man’s face.