After being snitched on by his own mobile phone, a Filipino legal accountant in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was haled to a Dubai court for allegedly taking photos of a Filipino woman using the toilet.
The 29-year-old Filipino faced the Court of First Instance for the incident that took place last February 4, UAE news site Khaleej Times had reported.
During the trial, the 28-year-old Filipino woman told prosecutors the incident happened at 8 a.m., while she was preparing to go to work.
She said she entered the bathroom and was careful because her sister warned her the day before about having found a mobile phone hidden in a skirt hanging on the toiletís door.
At the time, her sister did not pay much attention to that, thinking that some woman may have forgotten her mobile phone in the toilet.
But as the complainant entered the bathroom, she noticed a rug hung on the door of the toilet. She saw a hole in the rug so she suspected that there could be a camera in there.
When she checked the rug, she saw an iPhone attached on its back with pins and covered with some clothes.
She said she found a 31-minute video stored in the phone (which was still taking video clips) and shut it off.
Closer scrutiny of the contents of the phone revealed photos of the defendant.
The woman informed her sister about the incident and they reported it to their workplace administration. They were advised to call the police and hand over the mobile phone to them.
When asked, the accused admitted that he used to hide his phone in the toilet with the video mode on to click pictures of women. ó LBG, GMANews.TV