Hawaii landlord arrested after allegedly setting up hidden camera in tenant’s apartment

Luciano Agas was booked on suspicion of burglary and for invasion of privacy.
Police have arrested a Waipahu landlord on suspicion he burglarized his own tenant and even set up a hidden camera ― until he was caught on camera himself.
Published: Jun. 10, 2022 at 5:26 PM HST|Updated: Jun. 10, 2022 at 6:35 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Police have arrested a Waipahu landlord on suspicion he burglarized his own tenant and even set up a hidden camera ― until he was caught on camera himself.

Luciano Agas, 60, was booked Wednesday on suspicion of burglary and for invasion of privacy.

“She actually received a photograph from him via text ― a photograph of her naked ― that he probably took from her bathroom,” said Andrew Daisuke Stewart, attorney for the victim.

The arrest was largely based on the tenant’s security camera footage ― taken in March ― showing Agas in a camouflage jacket entering the victim’s apartment and rifling through her drawers and her refrigerator.

In another incident caught on camera, Agas was seen taking a pipe out of his jacket to smoke something.

Stewart said police were initially reluctant to take action even after he obtained a temporary restraining order in March and filed a civil lawsuit the next month.

He believes police only took action after Hawaii News Now aired a story about the alleged intruder.

“Thanks to you and your colleagues at Hawaii News Now. I don’t think this would have happened without the news. So we’re grateful for the media,” said Stewart.

Agas could not be reached for comment. His attorneys in the civil lawsuit said they plan to challenge the allegations.

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