Woman Finds Hidden Camera in Bedroom of Home Owned by Space Force Officer

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A Colorado Springs woman spotted a hidden camera in a smoke detector in the bedroom of a town home she rented from a Space Force major. Adobe Stock photo.

A woman who had just moved into a town house in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was lying on her bed and looking at the ceiling when she and her friend noticed something odd: There were two smoke detectors in the room.

Her friend questioned the oddity, so the woman took down the one directly over her bed for inspection.

With a quick search on Google, the woman discovered it was not a smoke detector but a camera.

The woman had rented the town house from Jamil Brown, a Space Force major.

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Maj. Jamil Brown, assigned to US Space Command, rented an apartment to a woman with a recording device placed on the ceiling of the bedroom. Composite by Coffee or Die Magazine.

“She had literally just moved in,” Robert Tornabene, a spokesperson for the Colorado Springs Police Department, told Coffee or Die Magazine.

Police confirmed they had issued Brown a summons — “basically a quasi ticket,” Tornabene said — because police officers couldn’t determine whether the recording device had been active while the woman was in the room. The summons carries a fine of up to $750.

Police said they had determined that only the tenant and the 35-year-old Brown had access to the town home.

The woman’s father tweeted about the incident.

Air Force Maj. Annmarie Annicelli, chief of the Public Affairs Operations Division at Peterson Space Force Base, told Coffee or Die in an email message, “We can confirm Maj. Jamil Brown is assigned to U.S. Space Command. We are aware of the allegations against Maj. Brown and will support local civilian authorities in any investigation.”

Brown gave officers “convoluted statements that didn’t make a whole lot of sense,” Tornabene said. He said Brown had told officers he was concerned about an ex-girlfriend, “or something along those lines,” Tornabene said. “It was a roundabout story that didn’t make a whole lot of sense.”

The Colorado Springs Police Department is asking anyone who may have rented from Brown to contact authorities.

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Noelle is an award-winning journalist from Cincinnati, Ohio, who came to Coffee or Die Magazine following a fellowship from Military Veterans in Journalism. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has strived to be a military journalist ever since her internships with the US Army Cadet Command in college. She worked as a civilian journalist covering several units, including the 75th Ranger Regiment on Fort Benning, before she joined the military herself and served as a public affairs specialist attached to the 3rd Infantry Division. She deployed once to fill a role as a media analyst for the Special Operations Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve in Kuwait. She has a passion for sharing stories of heroes and people who are far more interesting than they think they are. She follows where the job takes her, but currently resides on the East Coast in Georgia.
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