NEW YORK CITY -- A New York City woman was shocked after surveillance video captured her pet sitter getting intimate with a female visitor while she was away on vacation.
So she reached out to local WPIX investigative reporter Howard Thompson, and he tracked down the pet sitter, who admitted to the deed.
It started in May when Audrey Yang of Forest Hills, Queens, went on vacation to Australia with her husband. The trip was 19 days, so they needed someone to care for their cat, Meow Meow.
Yang checked online and talked to other sources before finding Pet Parade, which she said appeared to be a reputable and reliable service.
One of the co-owners, Ahmet Ozturk, promised to personally come by her home around 3 p.m. every day to spend a half hour taking care of Meow Meow’s needs.
What Ozturk didn’t know is that Yang's husband had just installed a new surveillance system in the apartment. It sent Yang a text when there was motion in the apartment. So when Ozturk showed up about 9 or 10 p.m. one night, Yang was concerned.
She was more concerned when she saw the photos accompanying the messages.
According to the footage, Ozturk brought a young lady with him to the apartment where they became intimate, unaware of the crystal clear video being recorded.
Yang said she was livid and, when she tried to text Ozturk, he didn’t respond. But she did get in touch with a friend, Alicia Marshall. Marshall drove over to the apartment to throw out Ozturk and his lady friend — who left carrying her pants.
Miffed at how all of her pre-vacation research turned out, Yang asked Thompson what she might have missed. Thompson agreed that the company looked solid, and decided to ask Ozturk for answers.
“I’m deeply apologetic. I’ve never done this before,” he told WPIX. “My love for animals is unprecedented you know. I love animals.”
“I admire your candor,” Thompson told him. “So is this a lesson learned for you?”
“Of course," Ozturk said. "I’ve never done this before. I made a mistake. I do deeply regret it.”
Ozturk paid Yang to have her apartment cleaned and she said she isn’t planning any more legal action.