Woman discovers hidden camera in Starbucks bathroom
ALPHARETTA, Ga. - A woman discovered a hidden recording device in a Starbucks bathroom Tuesday morning, according to the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety.
"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 the 25-year-old woman snatched the hidden camera off the wall and immediately told a Starbucks supervisor before calling the police.
"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," Officer Miller said.
Officer Miller told FOX 5, the video is poor quality and it appears no private parts were clearly seen.
"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," Officer Miller said. "We do know none of the victims were children."
As detectives work with digital forensics to try to identify the victim or the person who placed it, police shared advice on how to prevent yourself from becoming a victim.
"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."