Constable Victor Kwong says Emily Smith, a former model in Toronto, reported the incident at a Canada Goose store on Friday
A man was charged on Sunday with voyeurism after a model told police that she found a recording device inside the changing room of a Canadian sporting goods store.
Constable Victor Kwong, a spokesman for Toronto police, said a woman reported the incident to police on Friday at a Canada Goose store in the city’s midtown, where some models will be filmed in a changing room.
“She reported that, upon entering the changing room area, she saw a device in the area that had audio recording capabilities,” Kwong said.
Police said they arrested a man “after determining that he was in possession of the recording device”. His name was not released.
Police have confiscated the camera. Kwong said they still had to get consent to review the device, but may soon.
“At this point, it’s undetermined exactly how long the recording device was in the changing room. The footage was deleted prior to being found by the model,” Kwong said.
He said they were not sure if it was a recording of a model changing or just someone leaving the room.
Kwong said police still have not determined whether an audio recorder could have been inserted in another changing room of the store.
According to Canada Goose’s website, the store’s changing rooms are equipped with video surveillance and are off-limits to the public.