The vice president of finance for Atlanta Motor Speedway was arrested Monday for allegedly peeping through his neighbor’s daughter’s window and using his phone to record her.
WSB-TV reported that Michael Bruner was wearing all black and a ski mask as he spied on the 26-year-old woman. Authorities said Bruner tried to flee from the home but was apprehended a short time later.
According to WXIA, Bruner was found holding a cell phone and told arresting officers, “y’all are gonna ruin my life.” A report stated that he claimed he wasn’t peeping on the woman but was walking between the houses after jogging in the neighborhood.
Neighbors who owned the home where Bruner was allegedly found peeping didn’t realize the auto racing exec was the suspected peeping Tom until officers pulled off the ski mask.
“The cops came from both sides, caught him, and had to wrestle the phone away from him. When they pulled that ski mask off and pulled the hoodie back and I saw it was Mike Bruner. I mean, my wife and I almost died. I mean, we couldn’t believe it. I’m still in shock,” neighbor Scott Warshaw recalled to WSB-TV.
Bruner is charged with obstruction, criminal trespass, and peeping Tom. He was released from jail after posting bail.
[Featured Image: Michael Bruner/Henry County Sheriff’s Office]