Man charged for taping Hooters pageant contestants

June 19, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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MIAMI, June 19 (UPI) -- Miami police say they arrested a man for videotaping Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant contestants undressing in the Fontainebleau hotel.

The Miami Herald reported Ronald Keith Rolfes, 31, was arrested Sunday night and charged with video voyeurism.

"Man to man, I did it because I've never had a girlfriend," Rolfes allegedly told an officer after confessing to sneaking into the changing room equipped with a hidden camera.

The police report says a contestant ran up to two officers who happened to be at the Fontainebleau responding to another call, "frantically" explaining she had found an hidden camera. She took the officers to show them the camera, lens peeking out of an open backpack stashed below a chair. When one officer viewed the tape, she saw Rolfes hiding it, and later, contestants undressing.

Rolfes evidently snuck in with an entourage from Waterbabies Bikini. Owner Michael Chu said Rolfes is not employed by the company, but sometimes pays to travel with them. Chu said the camera was set up without the company's knowledge.

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