A Malaysian man was arrested earlier this week for hiding a video camera in the bathroom of a United Airlines flight. A female passenger onboard found the camera following the Choon Ping Lee was held. The man was held with video voyeurism 'within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction' of the United States over the incident. It happened on a United Airlines flight 646 from San Diego to Houston, which was bound for George Bush Intercontinental Airport on May 5. Delta Airlines Pilot Found Intoxicated Before Flying a Plane, Arrested.
A first-class passenger from Houston who went to use the bathroom spotted the equipment which was emitting blue light. She handed the device to the flight crew who turned it over to the officials at George Bush International Airport. According to the KTRK, security at the airport later discovered that the equipment as to record video. They later also found footage from the device in which a man could be seen installed in the bathroom of the first class on the flight. Federal officials identified the man with the help of the clothing, jewellery and details the accused had worn on the day. Man Smokes Cigarette on Spirit Airlines Flight to Minneapolis, Video Goes Viral.
The accused was identified as Choon Ping Lee, a native of Malaysia who works for Halliburton. They also confirmed that he was in the first class on United flight 646. FBI San Diego identified the man as they had video footage of all passengers boarding the United Airlines flight 646. Officials also found out deleted files of two more women on the camera when it was installed in another flight's bathroom. According to officials, one of the victims was wearing an Emirates flight crew uniform. Man's Nose Bitten Off in a Mid-Air Brawl on Ryanair Flight, Passengers Horrified (Watch Video)
According to reports in KTRK, the FBI got information about Lee from Halliburton. In a statement issued to KTRK, the company was quoted as saying, "Halliburton is aware of the situation and is cooperating with the FBI and U.S. Attorney's office in their investigation. We have a robust Code of Business Conduct and expect every employee to abide by the standards contained in the Code and all applicable laws." If convicted, Lee could face up to a year in prison, a fine, or both.