Police: Man recorded LI gym tanning room with phone in ceiling tiles

Police say it happened around 6 p.m. Saturday, when the 20-year-old woman went into a tanning room at the Planet Fitness in Great Neck.

News 12 Staff

Jan 9, 2023, 10:41 AM

Updated 561 days ago

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A Queens man is under arrest for allegedly recording a woman during a tanning session at a Long Island gym.
Police say it happened around 6 p.m. Saturday, when the 20-year-old woman went into a tanning room at the Planet Fitness in Great Neck.
Detectives say that’s when she noticed what seemed to be a cellphone in the ceiling’s panels.
The woman immediately called 911.
Following an investigation, Demetrius Sumter, 27, was charged with unlawful surveillance.
Anyone who believes they might be a victim of a similar crime should call Nassau Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.


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