American Airlines flight attendant caught with restroom videos

Posted at 12:01 PM, Jun 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-07 11:05:30-04

A Phoenix-based American Airlines flight attendant has been charged with taking videos of men and boys using public restrooms. 

Special agents with ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) report that on December 30, Gordon Harold Nobriga, 50, was trying to leave the country through El Paso Texas. Officials searched his cell phone and found "numerous videos of men and boys using a public restroom." Investigators say the videos appeared they were produced through a 'peep hole' in a bathroom stall.

When questioned about the videos, Nobriga reportedly told HSI that the videos were produced in a store, but he refused to give the store's location.

Since Nobriga is from Phoenix, the phone was sent to the Homeland Security Office in Phoenix where investigators were able to determine that the videos came from a Walmart store in Phoenix. They say surveillance video from the store shows Nobriga entering the bathroom several times over a two month period and spending hours in the bathroom each time he went in.

Investigators were able to identify two victims, a man and a 14-year-old boy, both who do not know Nobriga. Officials say multiple unidentified victims remain.

Nobriga was arrested on May 25 at Sky Harbor Airport as he exited a flight.

Nobriga says he's been a flight attendant with American Airlines for sixteen years. Nobriga allegedly admitted to taking the videos, but he denies any distribution of them. He's been charged with 11 counts of voyeurism. 

American Airlines told ABC15 that Nobriga is still an employee while they investigate the claims. 

American Airlines released the following statement:

“We take this matter very seriously, and have been cooperating with law enforcement throughout their investigation. Since this case is a pending criminal matter, we must refer all questions to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Phoenix.”