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Accused pizza place bathroom peeper arrested

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Eric Renner is charged with photographing without consent. Eric Renner is charged with photographing without consent.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - A worker at a local Papa John's Pizza delivery chain is accused of trying to spy on a coworker in the bathroom.

Police say the employee used a glove to hide a tiny camera in the business' unisex bathroom. The crime was caught on tape by the man who did it.

"Absolutely, you can put a camera in just about anything," said Joe Everson, iSpy.

That lesson was learned at Papa John's Pizza on North Germantown Parkway where a woman went to use the restroom but sensed something was wrong when she saw a black jacket hanging on the door.

She saw a glove sticking out of the pocket with the forefinger of the glove pointed straight at the toilet.

The woman grabbed the glove, noticed a hole in the fingertip. Inside she found a USB camera which she plugged into her computer.

On her computer, she watched video of a man position the camera, take a seat on the toilet, check the angle, and then come back and re-position the camera.

She identified him as employee Eric Renner.

Renner was arrested and quickly posted a $100 bond.

At his listed address, the woman who came to the door declined to even open it.

Renner is charged with photographing without consent.

iSpy store owner Joe Everson is a retired Shelby County sheriff's detective.

He says state law permits video recording almost everywhere except places where there is an expectation of privacy.

The Papa John's Pizza where the camera was found is not a restaurant, but instead a take-out and delivery type of place.

Nobody at Papa John's wanted to speak with Action News 5 about the case.

Renner is due in court on Monday.

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