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Owner of popular Christmas lights farm arrested, accused of recording woman in restroom

Posted January 22, 2021 10:50 p.m. EST
Updated January 25, 2021 1:33 p.m. EST

— The owner of a popular Christmas lights display in Raleigh has been arrested with the charge of recording a woman while in the restroom.

Lin Honeycutt, 64, owns the popular Fieldstream Farm Christmas Light Festival on Old Stage Road, according to officials.

Lin Honeycutt, holiday lights operator charged with secret peeping

A woman who works at the farm found a recording device in a bathroom stall and reported it to investigators.

Honeycutt and his wife also operate the Holiday Light Store in Raleigh. According to their website, they have "over 20 years experience in outdoor holiday lighting."

Lin Honeycutt, owner of Fieldstream Farm Lights and the Holiday Light Store in Raleigh, has been accused of putting recording devices in the women's restroom at his farm.

WRAL interviewed Honeycutt several times over the years in relation to his work with the North Carolina Baptist Men Disaster Relief. He was also a member of Highland Baptist Church in Raleigh in 2012.

"The Bible tells us to serve, and that's why we do what we do," he said in the 2011 interview.

According to the warrant, "for the purpose of arousing and gratifying the sexual desire of a person, Lin Honeycutt secretly installed in the women's restroom ... a floor heater with a camera."

Honeycutt was taken into custody Friday afternoon.

His lawyer issued a statement asking for patience.

"Mr. Honeycutt is an upstanding resident of Wake County, enjoying many years of involvement and participation in community programs and events," attorney Russell DeMent said. "He is certainly mindful of the concerns arising from the charges against him, but would like to underline that there is more to this issue than has appeared in the media. Those aspects will come out in the court system in due time. He and his family ask for understanding as he appropriately handles these matters through the court system."

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