She’s walking through a shopping mall with a friend. Going to the movies with her husband’s children. Driving in traffic. Walking to her office.
Eighteen hours of footage stored on a USB stick shows an oblivious Melanie “Mel” McLaughlin going about her day-to-day life.
The device was left behind at a Sydney McDonald’s restaurant in March.
When the restaurant’s manager handed the drive to police, they stepped up their investigation into a series of threats McLaughlin had received to her work phone, as well as a recent break-in at her North Shore apartment.
It became clear: The 37-year-old sports television presenter was being stalked.