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UPDATE | Doc's manager arrested for voyeurism allegedly confessed to mother in jailhouse phone call
The manager at Doc's Marina Grill who was arrested Wednesday for allegedly hiding a cell phone camera in a restroom at the popular Bainbridge Island restaurant to video other employees using the bathroom apparently confessed his guilt to his mother during a jailhouse phone call.
Scott Anthony Fuchs, 47, was charged with a felony count of voyeurism in Kitsap County District Court on Thursday, Sept. 26.
Police said Fuchs's smart phone was discovered by a fellow employee on Aug. 1 hidden in a black plastic bag that was placed between a trash can and the toilet bowl in the restaurant's employees' bathroom.
The employee who found the phone, a man, discovered the phone after he had undone his pants to use the facilities. The man discovered the smart phone had been set to record and had been recording him while he was in the bathroom.
The employee then called 911 and gave the phone to police.
Bainbridge police had the phone sent away for a forensic analysis, and the report was completed on Sept. 23.
The phone, identified on the device as "Scott's iPhone," contained a video of the employee using the restroom at Doc's.
The video also clearly showed Fuchs concealing the phone in the bathroom near the trash can, flush the toilet, wash his hands and leave.
Fuchs was arrested just after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the restaurant.
Fuchs declined to talk to officers about the phone after he was taken to the police station, and asked for a lawyer. He was later booked into Kitsap County Jail.
Fuchs, who was a bartender/manager at Doc's and a Poulsbo resident, remains in the Kitsap County Jail. Bail has been set at $100,000.
In court documents, police said Fuchs is a felon with a prior arrest for voyeurism in 2007.
The evening of Wednesday, Sept. 25, Fuchs made phone calls to his mother from the Kitsap County Jail, according to court records.
Though Fuchs had been advised his calls would be monitored and recorded, Fuchs allegedly made several confessions.
When his mother asked where he was, he replied, "I'm in the same place for the same reason …"
He then told her, "I'm not going to get out of this one the way I did last time."
He also allegedly said, "I guess I have a problem," and "I deserve this."
When his mother asked what he did, Fuchs said, "Well, basically I used my iPhone and set it up in the basically unisex bathroom at Doc's and somebody found it … I am speechless and I have no excuses and I don't know what to say."
By the end of the conversation, Fuchs told his mother he knew someone had found his phone. He also talked about confiding in another person and leaving the area before he was arrested.
The other person Fuchs referred to had offered to take Fuchs to a place near Idaho where he could get a fresh start.
Fuchs then asked about the possibility of his parents paying his bail.