Shelbyville, KY asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Kentucky

Q: Caught pizza delivery person videoing me at my door. Police said no crime. I say BS! Thoughts, please?

I answered the door to receive my pizza that I ordered and the delivery person, who was a shift manager that I had previously filed a complaint against, was videoing me without my knowledge. I called the police and they were rude and unhelpful and said no crime had been committed. I refuse to believe it is OK to surreptitiously video someone in their own home without their prior knowledge or approval. I feel violated and now this creepy guy has video of me on his phone! Please advise me what, if any, recourse I may have in this situation. Thank you for any help!

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: You say he was videotaping you without your knowledge--so the Police probably thought "how did he know he was being videotaped?"

Guy probably doing it to cover himself as you had filed a complaint.

Perhaps time to change pizza parlours?

It is not a crime to videotape what is viewable from a public area, generally. If you think that's wrong please tell your legislature--workers comp insurance companies have fought for the right to surveil people and significantly succeeded.

For instance while they can't video you in a church, they can film you through an open church door! Creepy, yes. Legal--seems so.

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