Restaurant co-owner charged in alleged hidden cam case 0
Allan Bosomworth (left) as seen in a 2010 photo posing with a fellow chef. Bosomworth was charged this month with observing or recording nudity. (24 HOURS FILE PHOTO)
The co-owner of a Lower Mainland restaurant has been charged with observing and recording nudity, reportedly in the washroom of now-closed Downtown Eastside restaurant Two Chefs and a Table.
Allan Bosomworth is alleged to have unlawfully observed or recorded a person “in a place in which they could reasonably have been expected to be nude, to expose their genital organs and or anal region” between Dec. 14 and Dec. 18 in Vancouver last year, according to a charge indictment at B.C. Provincial Court.
The charge was sworn on Sept. 13 and the court registry confirmed there is a warrant for Bosomworth’s arrest.
A staff member at the restaurant’s Richmond location, as the DTES spot is now closed, said Bosomworth is one of the owners of the eatery.
The employee hadn’t worked with Bosomworth before, however, and said that the other co-owner, Karl Gregg, was handling calls for information.
Gregg didn’t respond immediately to calls.
Vancouver police Sgt. Randy Fincham said it’s “possible” a number of people were filmed.
“That’s something being handled by investigators,” he said. “So that forms part of the investigation in terms of tracking down any potential witnesses or victims to the offence.”
A Vancouver woman who routinely ate chicken and waffles at the Two Chefs and a Table DTES location and used the washroom “at least a dozen times” said on Monday she likely won’t be back to the eatery’s other location.
“It was a bit surprising given the clientele and also given the reputation those guys have. They’re pretty well known in the neighbourhood for being a bit more upscale,” Heather Stoutenburg said.
“Bad stuff happens anywhere and everywhere. I’m not super shocked … the resulting social media shaming has probably done all the justice they’ve deserved.”