Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The insulting irony of it all

They seem hostile toward this man for putting a non-government monitored camera in his bathroom, as if the nsa wouldn't love to have camera's in each and every room of each and every house of "the enemy, the people"

I do not defend this numbnut for placing either camera, particularly in the starbucks, but to   crucify him when they are all about spying is painfully ironic.


Man who hid camera in Sherwood Starbucks bathroom also hid camera in his home, police say

Jesse Marx, The Oregonian By Jesse Marx, The Oregonian
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on June 25, 2013 at 3:50 PM, updated June 25, 2013 at 4:12 PM


ipsen.jpgView full sizeRichard Ipsen
A Tualatin man accused of planting a camera in the public restroom of a Sherwood Starbucks is also suspected of secretly videotaping guests in the bathroom of his home in Bend. Richard Eugene Ipsen, 59, was charged by Sherwood police on Tuesday with eight counts each of invasion of personal privacy and attempted invasion of personal privacy.
Lt. Chris Carney, a Bend police spokesman, said officers searched a home belonging to Ipsen, at 2325 N.W. Lolo Drive, on June 14 and "found evidence that there was recording of house guests that were using the shower and toilet area."
The two-story home, built in 2011, is registered to the Ipsen Family Trust, according to Deschutes County.
Ipsen came under the suspicion of Sherwood police after an employee found a small camera that looked like an AC power adapter inside the unisex restroom in a Starbucks on May 1. The camera, according to Sherwood police Capt. Ty Hanlon, captured customers on video as they used the restroom.
Police released surveillance photographs of a man whom they dubbed a person of interest in the incident, and asked the public for help identifying him.
On Tuesday, Ipsen turned himself in at the Washington County Sheriff's Office. His arraignment is set for the morning of July 5, according to the Washington County Jail.
IMG_0737.JPGView full sizeSherwood police say this camera was found in a Starbucks restroom.
Meanwhile, the Bend police investigation is ongoing. Carney said Sherwood police first contacted Bend detectives about Ipsen. They plan to send the case to the Deschutes County District Attorney's Office for review before making an arrest.
"There's no rush at this point," Carney said. "Our main concern is just finding victims."
-- Jesse Marx
Oregonian reporter Rebecca Woolington contributed to this report

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