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Police Investigating Hidden Camera Used to Record Women at Hampton Beach

Deputy Police Chief David Hobbs called the accusations "disturbing and concerning," but said it isn't clear if a crime was committed

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    A file photo of Hampton Beach in Hampton, New Hampshire.

    Police are looking into claims that a man hid a camera inside a Gatorade bottle to record "inappropriate" images of young women and girls at Hampton Beach over the weekend.

    Hampton Police now have the bottle, according to the Union Leader. Deputy Police Chief David Hobbs called the accusations "disturbing and concerning," but said it isn't clear if a crime was committed.

    A woman who was at Hampton Beach on Saturday posted a message to Facebook describing the incident.

    "After a couple hours of being there, we noticed a very sketchy and suspicious man with his eyes glued to his phone and holding a gatorade bottle," she said. "But the bottle was black? He would walk slowly or just stand in random places for awhile. Finally a brave woman snatched the bottle out of his hand and proceeded to tear it apart only to find a video camera installed into it."

    The man quickly ran away, the woman said, disappearing into the crowd.

    She said the camera contained close-up pictures of her and other young women and girls.


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