A brief story in the June 22, 2010 Houston Chronicle
(Man admits putting cameras in restaurant bathroom
, by Brian Rogers) informs us that one Mauro Rito will sit in the slammer for eight months because he attached a video camera under a sink in a washroom at his work place, apparently hoping to ogle a female boss in one of her "intimate"
Mauro Rito made one mistake when he turned on the video camera secretly mounted under a bathroom sink to sneak a peek at his boss: He recorded himself adjusting the camera.
What`s the immigration connection? Rito is an illegal alien and will be deported after his sojourn.
If you read the linked piece, you`ll find that, as with so much of today`s workaday journalism, it`s written poorly enough to make various basic (though still unessential!) points unclear: e.g. What did Rito`s inadvertent recording of himself have to do with his detection by the supervisor? Was this a women`s washroom or a unisex facility?
Nevertheless, among the article`s 200 online responses from readers (as of 8 p.m. Eastern Time on June 24th) was at least one that made the article`s presence on the web worthwhile. Writing at 2:49:48 p.m. on June 22nd, shrewd commenter "Revenge of the Dill"
[??] provided this crucial sociological insight, undoubtedly informed by the standard national "conversation"
on illegal immigration:
[Rito] was only trying to look at the ladies that real Americans don`t want to look at!
Hat tip, as so often, to Glenn Spencer`s American Patrol website