The makers of video cameras that look like writing pens boast how the pocket-sized wonders record important conversations, PowerPoint presentations and even the thief who keeps taking your sack lunch from the break-room fridge.
A use these companies do not tout was the one police say Hooshang Kharabaf employed at the Sephora makeup and accessories store in Brea Mall.
The 49-year-old Brea resident is accused of using a video camera pen to film up the skirt of a 25-year-old woman.
What's funny about this is look at the ad above; the subject in the plaid shirt appears to be the perv, not the cameraman.
Funnier still is the copy that accompanies the images.
Whoa, there's a camera inside!
You have this nagging feeling that someone has been using your office while you're not there. There's no solid evidence, but your chair seems warm and there are some new crumbs on your keyboard. Hmmm, who is this cookie eating chair warmer? To solve this mystery, we suggest you employ one of our new mini Spycams to get the video footage. Then you can close the case and maybe put the evidence up on Youtube for "educational" purposes.
This Spycam is the classic pen camera, just like the ones used in secret agent movies, except it's been updated for the modern age with full video capabilities. Simple to operate with a built-in USB connector. The internal 4GB of storage capacity are capable of capturing hours of quality video in AVI format. This pen camera can also take regular still photos, if that's your thing.
(ThinkGeek hawks the Spycam Video Camera Pen for $69.99.)
A Sephora employee was getting a nagging feeling last Thursday evening, but it was not cookie- crumbles that raised her eyebrow, it was Kharabaf. She told mall he was acting suspiciously.
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So, security called Brea Police and followed the dude. When the cops arrived and confronted Kharabaf, a filming device was discovered.
"They determined he was surreptitiously filming up a female's skirt," Brea Police Lt. Gregg Hayden tells the Orange County Register.
Kharabaf was cited and released.
Perhaps he has a future as a video camera pen pitchman.