Peeping Tom : South Florida Man Behind Bars for Secret Gym Bathroom Cameras
Meet Bernardo Santiago Lopez, a 30-year-old from Pompano Beach who’s making waves in the weird world of crime. Lopez is not your average neighbor… Accusers have leveled serious allegations against him. Things like turning YouFit gyms in South Florida into the stage for his own perverted peep show .
According to WSVN, this strange tale started in September when someone stumbled upon a hidden camera in the YouFit gym in Deerfield Beach. Turns out, Lopez had been planting these sneaky cameras in the men’s bathroom. The gym staff, led by their regional manager turned detective, started looking for more of these futuristic peeping Toms.
Guess what? Again, they found more cameras in Boynton Beach, Davie, and another spot in Deerfield Beach. Lopez didn’t settle for just one location; he took his bizarre hobby on a tour, even making a stop at a YouFit in Miami.
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Now, brace yourself for the weird part: these cameras were connected to the internet and had images of around 50 unsuspecting gym-goers in their birthday suits. Yep, people doing their gym thing, completely unaware they were being broadcast online without their say-so. Not exactly your typical fitness class experience.
Lopez got nabbed on November 3, and honestly, it wasn’t a shocker. Gym records placed him at the scenes of his bathroom invasion, and there’s even a video of him setting up his covert cameras in Deerfield Beach. As if that’s not enough, he spilled the beans, admitting he got some strange joy out of his secret camera hobby.
Now he’s sitting in Broward County Jail with a $25,000 bond, waiting to face the music in Palm Beach County. So, next time you’re at the gym in South Florida, keep an eye out . You never know when someone might be trying to turn your workout into their personal peep show.