Thursday, March 8, 2012

Voyeur or Self Defense?

Cops: Pa. man used transmitter to track wife's sex

Mar 08 2012
Associated Press and Editors of BizarreStuff

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — Police have charged a Pennsylvania man with hiding a remote listening device under his estranged wife's bed that he said he used to be able to avoid overhearing her sex life in the house they still shared.

Raccoon Township police say 66-year-old Wayne Comet Cripe's wife contacted them after finding the transmitter under her bed last month. The Cripes are separated, but still share a home with separate bedrooms.

The Beaver County Times ( ) reports Thursday that Cripe acknowledged using the device, telling officers he put it there so he'd know when his wife and her boyfriend were having sex.

Police say Cripe was tired of overhearing the lovemaking and tried to use the device, which he said didn't work, to determine whether "the coast was clear" before returning home. Cripe told police the above photo does not actually depict his former wife and her lover, who both are overweight, but was used only to demonstrate what it sounded like to him from other rooms in the house. He said he could not sleep because of all the racket made by the pair when coupling and that, due to their combined weight, they caused the house to shake.

An irate Ms. Cripe, who weighs 285 pounds, said Cripe's complaints were just sour grapes because he still wanted to have sex with her.

No attorney is listed for Cripe in court records.

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