Starbucks: 5-Year-Old Reportedly Discovers Cell Phone Camera in Store’s Women’s Bathroom

US Police launch an investigation after a 5-year-old child reportedly discovers a cell phone camera equipped to record video under the sink in a women’s restroom at Starbucks cafe in Lancaster, California

A woman and her 5-year-old son found a camera under a Starbucks bathroom sink in Lancaster, California .,according to local news outlet KTLA. It was propped up on paper towels, facing the toilet and recording, KTLA reported.

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“We’re obviously really disturbed by the incident,” Jaime Riley, a spokeswoman for Starbucks, told USA TODAY Network.

The woman who found the camera did not want to be identified but told KTLA reporters that her 5-year-old son spotted the phone first.

“I noticed he was staring at the sink a little bit perplexed. I asked him what was wrong and he said, ‘Mommy, why is there a phone under there?’,” the woman told KTLA.

Once notified, Starbucks employees immediately contacted police, according to Riley. “We take our obligation to provide a safe environment very seriously both for customers and our own partners who work in our store,” she said.

“The deputies discovered that the cellphone was running in a video-recording motion,” Lt. Joseph Fender with the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station told KTLA.

This is at least the second such incident to take place in a Starbucks in recent months. A man was arrested in Walnut Creek, Calif., in April after reportedly placing a camera twice in a Starbucks bathroom, according to reports.

Riley said employees are trained to inspect bathrooms for cameras or other devices on a regular basis, but that these incidents still occasionally happen.

 

 

“This isn’t the first time we’ve seen it, but I wouldn’t call it common,” she said. “And I’m sure it’s not specific to Starbucks.”

 

source – usatoday.com

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