CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Former ETX police officer, personal trainer on video stealing from client's truck
POSTED: Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 10:59am
UPDATED: Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 11:33am
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — Former City of Whitehouse reserve police officer; and former personal trainer, Reginald “Reggie” Wilson, was caught on camera stealing from one of his personal training client’s vehicles in the parking lot of Wood Creek Athletic Club on South Broadway in Tyler while he was working out. David Spivey, Wilson’s former client says, “Two and a half years I’ve been training with him, and this person (Wilson) is going into my locker getting my key and going into my vehicle and then coming back and high fiving me."
Wilson was on the Whitehouse Police force as a full-time officer from May 2013 to October before becoming a reserve officer, he is also a personal trainer and works as an independent contractor for his own company, B.B.R. “Body By Reggie.” Wilson turned himself into authorities on Sunday. Tyler Police confirm they arrested Wilson on March 2nd on two counts of auto burglary. The man who caught Wilson in the act of the alleged crime is his former client Spivey, "I bought that little camera, mounted it in my truck, and I also had a buddy come film with his camera in his truck and that's when we caught the person doing it,” Spivey said. After Spivey found out who it was he says he was shocked, "I was pretty distraught, upset, hurt, then anger came after that,” Said Spivey.
Whitehouse Chief of police, Craig Shelton said after he discovered from Tyler police they were investigating Wilson on criminal charges, he asked him to turn- in his badge and uniform, “It just kind of makes us all look bad as police officers, so when I found out he was under investigation I asked him to resign,” Shelton said.
Wilson was an independent contractor using the Wood Creek Athletic Club facilities to train his clients, according to Wood Creek management he was not a direct employee of their health club.
Wood Creek Athletic Club issued this statement to KETK News:
“B.B.R Training is an independent Personal Training company, that has used our facility in the past, as of February 24th we felt it was in everyone’s best interest that they no longer use our facility.”
Woodcreek said as a result of this incident, and similar incidents unrelated to Wilson in the past , they plan on installing exterior surveillance cameras at their facility.
Wilson was released on bond from the Smith County jail on March 2nd, and is currently awaiting a trial date.