Repairman Caught on Nanny Cam in Disturbing Act Involving Children's Underwear

September 21, 2018 - 1:39 pm

(KNX 1070) -- A Playa Vista couple is speaking out after their home security camera captured a repairman examining their young children's underwear.

The man is seen on-camera smelling a pair of underwear in his pocket while he was meant to be conducting repairs in the bedroom of the family's 3-and 5-year-old daughters.  

Jason Cooper, the girls' father, says while moving into the house, the floors had been scratched, so, the moving company hired a contractor to repair the floors. 

"My wife thought he [the repariman] might have been a little bit creepy, but I didn't catch any red flags," Cooper told KTLA.

Cooper says after the repairman left, he checked the Nest camera perched on one of his daughter's cribs, only to discover video of the man picking up a pair of one of his daughter's dirty underwear and putting it to his nose to smell it.

Cooper contacted the company and filed a report with the Los Angeles Police department. 

Additionally, Cooper says he called the repairman directly to let him know the camera had recorded him, and he was going to go public with the footage. 

LAPD is investigating and says the repairman doesn't have a record but could be facing a misdemeanor charge of petty theft for taking the underwear.