UPDATE: Planet Fitness employee terminated; investigation of alleged voyeurism underway by police


By John Hamilton - and Tom Barr - News Journal



WILMINGTON — Police are investigating a report of a person allegedly videotaping a person or persons at Planet Fitness, 1215 Rombach Ave.

Wilmington police took a report from a woman, age 19, on Wednesday in reference to an alleged “peeping tom.” The report currently lists an adult male as a possible suspect, as well as two witnesses, also adults.

Items seized as evidence were an Apple MacBook, two Apple iPads, and an Apple iWatch.

WPD Chief Ron Cravens confirmed that an investigation is underway, but he did not comment further, saying police are still “looking to determine the scope of the situation.”

A Planet Fitness spokesperson told the News Journal late Friday afternoon, “At Planet Fitness, the privacy of our members is our top priority and the local franchisee is working closely with the Wilmington Police Department in this ongoing investigation. We can confirm that the local franchisee has terminated the former employee involved. For additional information, we direct you to the local authorities.”

Planet Fitness in Wilmington just opened in December 2019.

By John Hamilton

and Tom Barr

News Journal