Peng Dong: Milwaukee man films 524 naked gym members with hidden camera in coffee cup
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN: A Milwaukee man is accused of secretly recording more than 500 naked people inside gym locker rooms at several Wisconsin Athletic Club locations. Peng Dong, 33, was arrested when a member of the Athletic Club found a camera hidden in his coffee cup and raised the alarm.
According to a criminal complaint, Brookfield police were called to the WAC Brookfield location on December 24, 2021, to investigate "suspicious circumstances." When police authorities asked to see what was inside Dong's backpack, they reportedly found a camera inside the coffee cup. When questioned, Dong told investigators that "he was only setting up his video camera to catch the person he believed was targeting him and stealing his belongings."
According to the criminal complaint, Dong admitted that he was attempting to record anyone who walked by his locker. When asked if he recorded anyone naked, Dong laughed and replied he was "very certain" that he had. When police checked his hard drives, one officer counted 524 victims, with at least nine appearing to be younger than 10, and some of the recordings date back to 2019. The suspect told the officers that he did not know, he was breaking the law by secretly recording people.
Dong has been charged with 15 felonies, with 11 linked to the club's Wauwatosa location, and four connected to the gym's Glendale location. Court records state that Dong was caught at the gym's Brookfield location. The suspect posted $1,000 bail after his December arrest and then failed to show up for his court date in February. Charges in Milwaukee County were filed on March 2 and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.
The Club in a statement said: "The Wisconsin Athletic Club takes the safety of their members very seriously. It is clearly stated in our clubs that the use of video is prohibited in our locker rooms and is subject to state and local law. We are saddened that this took place and have a zero-tolerance policy for these actions and misconduct." WAC member Peri Oliveros told Fox6 that he is shocked at the moment. Peri said: "It makes me pretty hesitant to go into the locker rooms and specifically like change and have my personal belongings in there."