Man Hid Listening Device Under Wife’s Bed: Police

"I guess she found the transmitter," man allegedly tells police.

By DANIEL MACHT
|  Monday, Mar 12, 2012  |  Updated 8:03 AM CDT
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Man Hid Listening Device Under Wife’s Bed: Police

Jan Cobb

A Pennsylvania man allegedly snooped on his estranged wife in the bedroom to know when the "coast was clear" to reenter his home.

A Pennsylvania man has been accused of placing a listening device under his estranged wife’s bed to monitor her suspected trysts with another lover.

"I guess she found the transmitter," Wayne Comet Cripe, 66, of Raccoon Township, allegedly told police after his wife said she suspected he was the stealthy culprit, the Beaver County Times reported.

The couple has been “separated for sometime” and was living in separate bedrooms, according to a police report.

Cripe told police he was tired of hearing his wife have sex with her boyfriend and wanted to know "if the coast was clear" to come home, the Beaver County Times reported.

The receiver for the snooping device hadn’t worked and Cripe had thrown it away, he allegedly told police.

Nevertheless, he was hit with a misdemeanor charge of invasion of privacy and a felony charge for intentionally intercepting communications from his wife without her knowledge, according to the Beaver County Times.
 

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