Peepers Busted After Falling Through Ceiling

Two perched above women's restroom at cineplex

Falling Through Ceiling

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Cinema Ceiling Peeper

APRIL 30--A pair of Georgia men seeking to secretly ogle some undressed women crashed through the ceiling of a movie theater restroom in a peeping Tom operation gone awry, police charge.

The duo was arrested late Sunday night after they apparently went into the men’s bathroom at the Venture Cinema 12 in Duluth and climbed up into the ceiling. From there, the men navigated to the area above the nearby women’s restroom, where they allegedly spent time “invading the privacy” of female victims, according to arrest warrants.

The suspects’s peeping concluded, however, when they tumbled through the bathroom’s drop ceiling, which apparently was not designed to hold the weight of two adult men. The pair’s plummet ended with what was likely a painful convergence of peeper with porcelain and partition.

Gwinnett County Police Department officers busted relatives Eduard Alexander Kovynev, 27, and Eduard Petrovich Kovynev, 26, on peeping Tom, criminal damage to property, and public drunkenness charges.

As detailed in one warrant, the accused peepers caused more than $500 in damages to lights and the bathroom ceiling by “crawling around in ceiling” and “falling through the ceiling” at the 12-screen movie theater.

Seen in the above mug shots, the Kovynevs (Eduard Alexander is at left) were booked into the county jail and released yesterday morning on $5000 bond. (2 pages)