By Wyatt Earp | October 3, 2009
I’ll bet he wishes he didn’t brag about having that video now.
LOS ANGELES – A Chicago-area man arrested at O’Hare airport who is accused of taping surreptitious nude videos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews was due to appear in federal court late Saturday morning, authorities said.
Michael David Barrett was arrested Friday night as he arrived on a flight from Buffalo, N.Y., the FBI said. He faces federal charges of interstate stalking for taking the videos, trying to sell them to celebrity Web site TMZ and posting the videos online, the FBI said in a statement.
Several TV networks and newspapers aired brief clips or printed screen grabs from the videos in July.
Andrews thanked FBI agents and federal prosecutors for their work on the arrest and said she hoped the case will eventually help others who have been similarly victimized.
“For my part, I will make every effort to strengthen the laws on a state and federal level to better protect victims of criminal stalking,” she said in a statement early Saturday. (LINK)
Okay, I know you are expecting a snarky response here, but it’s not gonna happen. Yes, Erin Andrews is smoking hot, but taping her from a peephole is a despicable thing to do. This tool Barrett needs to be sent to pound-you-in-the-arse prison. With any luck, someone will release a peephole video of that.