A Blue Springs man inadvertently recorded himself on a small camera he had affixed in a company bathroom.


He had hoped to record women undressing.

A Blue Springs man inadvertently recorded himself on a small camera he had affixed in a company bathroom.


He had hoped to record women undressing.


Barry J. Hulen, 29, of Blue Springs, was charged Wednesday by Jackson County prosecutors with attempted invasion of privacy, a class B misdemeanor.


Hulen, who worked at Burns & McDonnell in Kansas City for seven years, resigned on July 12 the day the tiny camera was found by another employee.


According to court records, Hulen hooked the 1-by-1 inch camera in the unisex restroom in the hopes of catching female employees undressing.


Another employee using the bathroom heard the camera hit the floor and picked it up. It looked like a car alarm remote, according to court records, and it had a recessed lens.


A Kansas City detective said the device had been attached to the sink using fabric fastener tabs, but it came loose.


Hooking the device to his computer, the employee saw that  he had been recorded in the bathroom. He showed it to security, who then notified police.


The camera had 44 minutes of recorded footage inside the bathroom. Four employees were recorded from the waist down, though no nudity was captured.


The only face recorded was Hulen’s. The image showed him fastening the camera to the sink.