Updated:NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. —
A man accused of putting a camera inside a gas station restroom in New Kensington pleaded guilty Thursday to invasion of privacy and was sentenced to one year probation.
Police said they’ve been investigating Randall McDade for about four months, and it all started when a woman found the camera in a bathroom.
New Kensington Police Chief Tom Klawinski said the woman who found the camera did the right thing.
“The girl that found it was really upset, but she did the smart thing. She took a picture of it and texted it to her boss. He actually removed it by the time we got there, but we had a picture of where it was located,” Klawinski said.
Klawinski said he’s not sure how long the camera was set up inside the bathroom.
Investigators said Klawinski told her manager about it, and the manager then confronted McDade.
“His story to her was that he thought his employees were stealing from the stock room. The position of the camera, you couldn’t even see the stock room,” Klawinski said.
McDade didn’t comment as he left the courtroom Thursday.