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Man arrested for allegedly spying with a hidden camera in 'Chicken Soup' book

A Carpinteria man has been arrested for allegedly spying on a woman with a video camera secretly tucked into a copy of  "Chicken Soup for the Soul.’" 

The 30-year-old woman found the camera trained on her bed through a hole cut near the inspirational volume’s spine.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Donald Lee Bedford, 54, Thursday and seized computers and other items from his home. They also found recordings in the camera of the woman and her boyfriend "in various states of undress,’’ according to a Sheriff’s Department spokesman.

Bedford is a friend of one of the victim's relatives, authorities said.

-- Steve Chawkins

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Weird !

I didn't know cameras could be made that small. In the future, they might be made even smaller. And microphones might be made extremely tiny. Consider the possibilites for law enforcement. Also for the workplace; management could use very small cameras or microphones to document the activities of employees. Husbands and wives. Journalists. Counterespionage. Supposing you attached such a microphone to the collar of someone's dog? And these cameras and microphones could be hooked up to the internet. The possibilities are endless.

Schigolch, surmise no further. The technology is already available. It's being used on countless of Americans, Canadians and people all over the world. Thousands of us are having our land line and cell phones and computers surveilled. Our phone calls inbound and outbound are rerouted to wrong numbers or sent directly to voice mail. When you pick up the phone to dial you can hear the perpetrators activating whatever they're using. Because they listen on your calls, they try to block any important expectant calls or emails. Incoming Emails are sent to the deleted or directly to the read folder.

24 hrs, 7 days, 365 days a year we are physically attacked in some way shape or form with a type of directly focused stream of electromagnetic/laser pulsed energy. This electrical sensation effects many in awful ways since they target all parts of the body.

Lawmakers and law enforcement would rather lean toward the emotional instability of innocent citizens rather than admit that with satellite technology, GPS, satellite phones, mini cameras, mini audio listening devices, directed energy pulsing devices, through the wall technology and all sorts of underground software combined with many sick, sick, demented souls on this earth our accounts are highly likely.

Too many (sane) people of all walks of life (physicians, teachers, office workers, political candidates, pastors), after learning that they were not alone, are finally sharing similiar accounts. Some believe it's another CIA governmental experiment. Some believe it's the NSA or the military, or ex-military people involved in some crazy underground extremist network.
Well, it could be anyone, anywhere. I don't know. But, it's certainly a form of domestic terrorism being carried our, unchecked.

What I do know is that I'm targeted. My attacks are physical and sexual, yes they also target our sexual organs. I'm trusting God that one day someone will blow the whistle on this demonic network of folks.

Trouble don't last always. There are many people documenting their horrific experiences online. Trust me what they're saying is not made up, it's real. It may sound "off center" but I would much rather be writing about how I spent my summer vacation or puppies. PEACE

Schigolch - I think it's time you had your meds adjusted

Dear Schigolch / Calihater: Wake Up: And I am not under the age of 13. I am 59 going on 29 - gotta stay young... haha.

We have had these cameras for the past 25+ years. I used them on my remote controlled helicopter (I published the world's first magazine about r/c and fullsixe helicopters - circa 1983.)

Today, they have miniature cameras / with audio, it si only the uneducated do not understand technology. Have you not seen the stealth ships and the stealth helicopter that Congress shot down due to the billion's it was costing although still in operation through sly-works.


clearly the perpetrator put a lot of effort in picking a book that no one would ever pick up. should have tried one of ann coulter's books.

And he thought he was SO clever

These hidden cameras have been available for years. While there are certainly people who should not have them as evidenced by this article, these cameras provide an inexpensive security option for many homeowners, renters, college students and businesses.

Another security option for those who believe they may have a hidden camera recording them, are detectors that can detect a wireless camera transmission or see a pinhole camera lens.

As we like to say, When you want the truth, you need the technology!

The commenters make this guy look sane.


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