Starbucks isn’t having a great week in the news
A Georgia woman discovered a hidden camera in a Starbucks bathroom in Alpharetta on Tuesday, according to Fox 5.
Police said that a 25-year woman removed the camera from the wall and made a Starbucks supervisor aware.
“She found it taped to the bottom of the baby changing station which is located directly in front of the toilet seat,” Officer Howard Miller said.
Officers said they found footage on the camera, but due to blurry footage, no private parts were shown.
“We’ve learned that the device had about an hours worth of recorded video on it and detectives found 8 to 10 men and women videotaped while in that restroom,” said Officer Miller. “A lot of it was men using the urinal so they were from the back but there were a few images of women using the toilet but nothing was clear enough to identify a private area.”
Investigators are trying to find out who placed the recording device in the bathroom, Fox 5 reports. They also shared tips on how to avoid becoming a victim when using the restroom.
“Always be aware of your surroundings,” Officer Miller said. “If you’re in a restroom that’s not yours, be sure you look around and check hidden areas that aren’t very visible. Unfortunately, this seems to be happening more often than you would think.”
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Teddy is a multimedia journalist who serves as the culture and political writer for EBONY. His work has appeared in NBC's Owned and Operated stations, as well as DNAInfo, which covered local neighborhood news in New York City. He received his Masters in Journalism from the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY in 2017.