Police: Ice cream parlor owner arrested for filming teen girl employees

Saturday, June 24, 2017
Police: Ice cream parlor owner arrested for filming teen girls
Police: Ice cream parlor owner arrested for filming teen girl employees. Dann Cuellar reports during Action News at 11 p.m. on June 23, 2017.

VINELAND, N.J. (WPVI) -- Police have arrested the owner of an ice cream parlor in Vineland, New Jersey, who allegedly had a hidden camera in the room where his teenage girl employees changed into their uniforms.

For residents, the Cool Breeze Ice Cream parlor on Landis Avenue was a popular place to go on a hot summer day.

The operator, 65-year-old Larry Bostic routinely hired teenage girls to work in the parlor.

Police say he had a dressing room where the girls would change in and out of their uniforms.

"He had a bunch of young, like younger, I would say like teenage, like my niece would be like, 14-15 years old," Business owner Jose Aponte said.

Police say what the girls didn't know is that he had a hidden camera in the dressing room and he was recording them as they changed clothes.

Customers gasped when we told them what police alleged.

When I said, he was filming little girls changing clothes, he had a hidden camera in there.

One woman said, "Oh my god! Man! You serious?"

He did have a sign outside warning people that he had cameras on the property.

Police say he just didn't tell anybody he had one in the dressing room too.

"That's terrible, I feel like it's, you gotta be a predator to open an ice cream shop and then film kids. It's horrible," Jamie Rosa of Vineland, New Jersey said.

Jose Aponte, the owner of a store called Paint Nearby says his daughter was creeped out by the guy.

"He was trying to offer her ice cream, she didn't go to him. She said that she felt that he was kind of weird or whatever like a weird old dude or whatever," he said.

Police have identified five victims, all said to be juvenile females.

"Scary, scary, we just came to see if it was open for ice cream. Oh, that's not a good thing then," Edwin Ross of Vineland, New Jersey said.

"I'm not coming back," laughs Jamie.

Police worry there may be other victims out there that they have not been able to identify as of yet.

Larry Bostic faces five counts of child endangerment and five counts of invasion of privacy.


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