A North Texas couple’s dream vacation turned into a nightmare when they stumbled upon hidden cameras during their stay at a Maryland Airbnb. Kayelee Gates and her fiancé, Christian Capraro, are now taking legal action against the rental owner alleging invasion of privacy and emotional distress.
North Texas Couple Discovers Hidden Cameras
The incident occurred in Silver Spring, Maryland, last summer when the North Texas couple decided to escape to a rented Airbnb property for a getaway. Little did they know that their private moments would be violated by an unsettling intrusion.
Christian Capraro, whose profession involves installing smoke detectors, grew suspicious when he noticed not one but two smoke detectors in their bedroom. To his horror, hidden within one of the smoke detectors was a camera meticulously positioned above the bed to secretly capture their most intimate moments.
According to Audacy, the North Texas couple conducted further sweeps of the property and, to their dismay, found yet another hidden camera concealed in the bathroom. The invasion of their personal space left them feeling humiliated and deeply disturbed.
Without hesitation, North Texas couple Kayelee and Christian promptly vacated the rental property and immediately contacted law enforcement to report the obvious breach of their privacy.
North Texas Couple Files Lawsuit
In response to the distressing incident, North Texas couple Kayelee Gates and Christian Capraro have filed a lawsuit against the rental property owner, seeking $75,000 in damages.
Their legal action aims not only to seek justice for the harm they endured but also to raise awareness about the critical importance of ensuring the safety and privacy of guests in the short-term rental industry.
According to New York Post, court documents obtained by Fox 5 DC reveal that the North Texas couple’s first night at the property took a harrowing turn as they found themselves unknowingly under surveillance while using the shared bathroom.
Moments later, as they settled into bed, completely unaware of the invasion, they began to watch a movie, hoping for relaxation but instead were engulfed by fear and anxiety.
The presence of two smoke detectors was a deceptive facade meant to conceal the hidden cameras and underscores the potential dangers that unsuspecting guests may face in unfamiliar accommodations.
The incident has brought to light the need for stricter regulations and improved safety measures within the short-term rental industry.