According to the Lakeland Police Department, 42 year old Mark Douglas McElwee was arrested on a 3rd degree felony charge of video voyeurism during a tanning session. The report indicates that at about 5:40 p.m. McElwee, a banker with Wachovia Bank, used his cell phone to record a female patron tanning nude at Leon’s Tanning Salon in Lakeland, Florida.
It is alleged that McElwee reached his arm over the wall partition and used his phone to capture the woman’s nude images. When the woman noticed what was happening, she yelled at McElwee who then removed his arm and left. After reviewing the tanning salon’s computer, the police believe McElwee was involved.
During questioning, McElwee told police he had used his cell phone camera to take still photographs of the woman in “various stages of undress,” reports said.
McElwee was booked into the Polk County Jail and was released later that day on $1,000 bail.