DENVER — A firefighter has been arrested after a hidden camera was placed in a sleeping area within a local firehouse, according to the Denver Fire Department (DFD).

Daniel Flesner, 48, is currently in custody in Douglas County. 

According to the arrest warrant, a female firefighter discovered the camera in an area where she changed clothing on March 31.  

When confronted about the camera, Flesner initially claimed it was a prank, the arrest warrant said. 

Within hours, Flesner was placed on investigatory leave, according to a DFD spokesperson.  

Two days later, Flesner resigned after 27 years with the department.

“This is not the character of the Denver Fire Department,” DFD Lt. Greg Pixley said. “This is a terrible act that has caused anger, frustration and disgust.”

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