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Police: Fireman taking pictures of women at park

3 years 1 month 2 weeks ago May 06, 2014 May 6, 2014 Tuesday, May 06 2014 May 06, 2014 5:59 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - Police arrested veteran firefighter, Peter Dibenedetto, after people reported him for taking pictures of women at a popular park.

Police were called to Milford Wampold Memorial Park, off Stanford Avenue, at 9 Monday morning.  Someone complained he was walking around taking pictures of females. Police say they found the 35-year-old in his car taking video, targeting women. Also in the car, police found a handle of vodka and a cup full of alcohol in the center console.

The report says on Dibenedetto's phone, police found at least 43 videos of various females rear ends and bodies and all of the videos were taken without the females knowledge or consent.

People who use the park say the news is disappointing.

"That's someone you would expect to be a safe person that you could trust or go to in a scary situation, not someone creating a scary situation," said Victoria Otte.

BRFD Chief Ed Smith says, "The Baton Rouge Fire Department does not condone the accusations against one of its members. We are here for the safety of the citizens of Baton Rouge and their safety is our number one priority."

Dibenedetto faces charges of video voyeurism and possession of alcohol in a vehicle.





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