UPDATE: 5:43 p.m. February 23, 2015
LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — The owner of Rams Head Tavern in Savage has been charged with secretly videotaping women as they used the restaurant’s bathroom.
Kyle Muehlhauser, 37, of Severna Park, was arrested Feb. 19 on six counts of “visual surveillance with prurient intent.”
He has been released from the Howard County Detention Center on $35,000 bond.
The investigation into Muehlhauser began in May when a woman reported to police that she was in the restroom at Rams Head Tavern in Savage Mill when a digital video camera fell onto the floor next to her.
Detectives reviewed the footage on the camera’s memory card and it revealed the images of a man placing the camera in the bathroom and six women.
Investigators obtained surveillance video from the restaurant and observed a man in the establishment who matched the physical and clothing description of the suspect mounting the camera in the bathroom. He was identified as Kyle Muehlhauser.
Police also received lab results indicating DNA on the camera matched that of Muehlhauser. He turned himself in to police without incident.
Investigators are notifying other police jurisdictions where additional Rams Head Group venues are located.
The Rams Head Group released a statement Monday afternoon regarding this incident:
Rams Head Group wants to assure the public, our staff and our guests that we have been fully cooperative with the Howard County Police Department. Per the police investigation, this is an isolated situation involving one bathroom at the Rams Head Tavern Savage Mill location more than nine months ago.
We understand the community’s rightful concerns. Since the incident in May 2014, we have been focused on ensuring that all of our facilities are safe and secure. No other locations or incidents are involved.
Rams Head has been part of the community for over 25 years and will continue to focus on providing safe and secure facilities for our guests and staff. We pledge our continued cooperation in the investigation and that the well being of our guests and staff shall remain our first priority. We will continue to strive to be a trusted part of our community in which we live and work.
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