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Md. man arrested for using selfie stick to record neighbor

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Montgomery County man has been arrested for using a selfie stick to take unauthorized recordings of a neighbor, police announced Thursday.

Sixty-year-old Donald Frazier Beard, of the 10600 block of Montrose Avenue in Bethesda, is charged with one count of placing a camera in a private residence, one count of visual surveillance in a private residence, and two counts of interception of communications, according to police.

Officers were originally called to Frazier's street on Oct. 27, 2014, when a female resident reported seeing a camera attached to a metal pole in front of her sliding glass door, according to police. After Beard was identified as a suspect, police executed a search warrant that led to the seizure of several electronic devices belonging to him.

Police say the results of the analysis on Beard's devices show numerous audio and video recordings of the female victim, dating from as early as September of 2013. Investigation revealed that Beard used an audio recorder outside of the victim's front door to capture conversations and attached a camera to a metal pole before using the pole to position the camera to record the victim.

Beard was released on bond pending a trial scheduled for July 23.