Florist accused of hiding camera in arrangement to spy on woman

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NORTH HUNTINGDON, Penn. (KDKA via CNN) — A florist is accused of hiding a camera in an arrangement to spy on a woman.

Investigators say he downloaded and streamed the video of the victim without her clothes on from that camera.

North Huntingdon Police charged Eric Belak with illegal use of an electronic recording device, invasion of privacy and stalking.

Police say Belak, who owns Belak Flowers in Irwin, hid a small camera in the victim’s flower arrangement. When the camera was discovered, police say Belak told the victim he was deleting the images and video, which included the woman in several states of undress over a four-day period.

The victim’s mother said he told her it was “a stupid, drunk mistake,” according to police. Police say he also said, “I’m sorry, nothing was shared” and “I don’t know what to say.”

When questioned by police, Belak allegedly said, “I only wanted to see her naked one time.”

When KDKA cameras showed up at Belak’s place of business, a man came out and screamed obscenities while others locked the door.

Belak remains free. His preliminary hearing is set for July 19.

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