An off-duty NYPD officer was arrested Friday and charged with spying on his 21-year-old neighbor. Miguel Gomez, 41, is accused of setting up a surveillance camera in his Bronx building in order to monitor his young female neighbor. Gomez's mother defended him to the Daily News: “My son is a very good boy and wouldn’t do a thing like that,” 67-year-old Juliana Gomez said.

Gomez, an eight year veteran of the force, was arrested just after 8 a.m. Friday and booked for unlawful surveillance. Police haven't revealed exactly where in the building the camera was set up, whether Gomez was recording the neighbor, or what Gomez's relationship with the neighbor was like. It's assumed he didn't use police equipment to spy on her, because if so, "he would definitely face additional charges,” a police source noted.