Man arrested for allegedly using coffee cup camera to secretly record gym members in locker room

Police believe there could be as many as 542 victims recorded without their knowledge

ByBen Wagner, WISN
Sunday, March 6, 2022
Man arrested for secretly recording gym members in locker room with coffee cup camera: police
Police arrest man for recording hundreds of people without their permission in gym locker rooms.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- You may want to think twice about walking around the gym locker room with no clothes on.

Milwaukee police arrested a man for recording hundreds of people using a coffee cup camera, and they said he's been doing it for years.

Peng Dong, 33, is accused of secretly recorded people inside of men's locker rooms at Wisconsin Athletic Club locations across southeast Wisconsin, according to investigators.

Police said the suspect hid a camera inside of a coffee cup, WISN reported.

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Last year on Christmas Eve last year, officers dispatched to the Brookfield location after another member found the cup with wires and a camera lens facing out.

When they arrived, court documents show the suspect told police he was recording because someone was stealing from him and it was, 'the first time he had ever used the camera for this purpose.'

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However, when officers searched his computer, they found dozens of videos of naked adults and minors from additional WAC locations in Wauwatosa and Glendale.

Police believe there could be as many as 542 victims recorded without their knowledge.

Records show Dong was a gym member for several years and that the videos were recorded between 2019 and 2021. He now faces 15 felony counts of capturing an intimate representation without consent. Each count punishable by up to a $10,000 fine and 3.5 years in prison.