ALIQUIPPA, Pa. — Police have charged a western Pennsylvania man with hiding a remote listening device under his estranged wife’s bed so he could avoid overhearing her sex life in person.
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.
No attorney is listed for Cripe in court records.
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