Miss. man accused of being peeping Tom at ATC Fitness

Miss. man accused of being peeping Tom at ATC Fitness

BARTLETT, TN (WMC) - A Mississippi man is accused of being a peeping Tom inside of a Mid-South gym.

Investigators say Richard Prewett was hired as a contract worker at the ATC Fitness Bartlett location, but now he's out of a job and faces criminal charges for what happened inside.

Prewett, now out on bond, is charged with trying to secretly videotape a man tanning in the nude.

"If they're going to do something like that, that can happen anywhere. I don't know of anywhere that's safe anymore," said Tommy Weaver.

Prewett was a contract worker hired by a vendor ATC Fitness works with called "Brad's Gym Care" to provide maintenance on equipment.

ATC says it took action immediately when the company heard of the incident .

"The employee that was with the independent contractor is no longer with that company," said ATC Vice President Spencer McDaniel.

According to police, around 2 p.m. Jan. 22, Prewett held his phone above the wall that separates tanning rooms and proceeded to video a middle-aged man in the nude.

ATC says it has never had an incident like this before and have new rules in place to make sure its members are safe .

"Anytime that we are having maintenance on any part of the tanning beds or anything like that, it will be on outside of the tanning hours. That way there's nothing that can go wrong"

WMC Action News 5 has not received a statement from Prewett. He's due back in court Feb. 20.

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