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Silicon Valley drone company CEO accused of peeking inside women’s restroom at Panera Bread restaurant


Eduardo Moreno, 35, CEO of SeaDrone, was arrested on January 2 after being accused of peeking inside a women’s restroom.Courtesy of the Mountain View Police Department

  • Eduardo Moreno, 35, is the CEO of SeaDrone, a Palo Alto-based drone company.

  • A woman accused Moreno of peeking under the women’s restroom stall of a Panera Bread.

  • A group of bystanders attacked Moreno before his January 2 arrest, police said.

A CEO of a Silicon Valley-based drone company was arrested on Monday on suspicion of espionage and theft after a woman accused him of looking under the cubicle of a women’s restroom at a Panera restaurant Bread, according to police.

A woman was using the lavatory inside a Panera in Mountain View, Calif., when she saw a man “poke his head under the cabin to look at her,” according to a Mountain Police Department news release. View.

The man was later identified by authorities as Eduardo Moreno, 35. According to a LinkedIn page that appears to be linked to the individual, Moreno has been the CEO of SeaDrone since 2015. He earned a master’s degree from Stanford University in 2016, the profile page says.

The company’s website, which also lists Moreno as CEO, says SeaDrone provides “drone-based end-to-end vessel hull inspections.” The company was born out of a “team of researchers from Stanford University’s Robotics AI Lab,” the website says.

SeaDrone did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The woman attempted to take a photo of Moreno before grabbing her phone and pushing her to the ground, police say.

“He was seen removing his shirt and jumping a fence before returning to Panera, where he was tackled by a group of passers-by as patrol officers arrived,” the statement said.

Moreno was arrested on suspicion of theft and espionage, according to the police statement. Authorities said in the statement they fear there may be multiple casualties.

A spokesperson for the Mountain View Police Department told Insider the investigation is ongoing, but the department hopes ‘the victims know this is a safe space and they can come forward. knowing that we will treat their information with the utmost care and concern.”

Panera Bread did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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