Motel Manager Charged With Hiding Camera in Shower

Authorities say a Marion County motel manager hid a camera to record at least one of the guests taking a shower.

Marion County deputies arrested 49-year-old Barry Alexander on Thursday. A woman staying at the Tall Pines Motel in Ocklawaha told deputies her shower had been broken for three days and she had been using the manager's. She said she found the camera in the floor vent.

Alexander initially told deputies he hid the camera to record drug use but later acknowledged that he put it there to look at naked people.

Deputies discovered that the guest's shower had actually been fixed, meaning she didn't need to use the manager's.

Alexander was charged with video voyeurism. He was released Friday on $5,000 bail.