Arraignment Set for Man Accused of Planting Camera in Lemont Starbucks Bathroom
A Cook County judge ruled Monday that there is sufficient evidence to try Texas-native Brent C. Faulk, who is being charged with felony unlawful video recording.
A Cook County judge ruled Monday that sufficient evidence exists to try a Texas man accused of placing a video camera in the women's bathroom at the Lemont Starbucks.
Brent C. Faulk, 27, of Houston, TX, is charged with felony unlawful video recording for allegedly planting a camera in Starbucks, 1243 State St., with intent to sell the images on the Internet.
The incident reportedly happened May 15, when a Starbucks employee found the cup and camera while she was cleaning the bathroom, prosecutors said.
When the employee took the cup to her co-workers, Faulk reportedly approached her nervously, telling her he had made a "stupid mistake." Prosecutors said Faulk, who was in Illinois on business, then told her that he was from Texas and needed money for his family and had planned to record images to sell on the Internet.
The camera was discovered prior to any patrons being videotaped, authorities said.
Lemont police arrested Faulk on July 10, with assistance from the Houston Police Department. He was freed July 11 after posting a $2,000 bond.
During a hearing Monday at the Cook County courthouse in Bridgeview, a judge ruled that there is probable cause to try Faulk, according to a spokesperson from the Cook County State's Attorney's office.
His arraignment hearing was set for Aug. 29.
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