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Man hid cameras in Texas home to record other people, police say


A Hickory Creek man hid two cameras that unknowingly recorded three people in his home’s toilet, police said Friday.

Brad Simpkins, 46, was himself recorded in videos setting up one of the cameras, according to a description of the Hickory Creek police investigation that is included in an arrest warrant affidavit. He was arrested Thursday on three counts of invasive visual recording, a felony.

On June 28, one of the people said they found the cameras to police.

One of the people who was recorded found five videos on a map inside one of the cameras. One of the tapes showed Simpkins setting up the camera and another showed one of the people finding a camera, according to the affidavit.

Simpkins was recorded going in and out of his closet and two bathrooms, installing and uninstalling the cameras, according to the affidavit.

At least one of the cameras recorded an area where two of the people were changing clothes before and after showering.

Police obtained search warrants for both cameras.

The town of Coppell has placed Simpkins, a captain with the Coppell Fire Department, on administrative leave.

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Emerson Clarridge covers crime and other breaking news for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He works evenings and reports on law enforcement affairs in Tarrant County. He was previously a reporter for the Omaha World-Herald and the Observer-Dispatch in Utica, New York.