Technology has been a blessing in many ways—we now have things that we didn’t even think possible 15 to 20 years ago. However, people don’t always use the new gadgets in the best way.
Take this spy camera for example. According to CBS Miami, people have been using it inside a wall hook to record people in the bathroom, hotel rooms and change rooms. These people usually target women and record them while in the shower or changing.
What’s worse, the video camera can be set to record automatically when it senses motion and people can buy it from as cheap as $20. In fact, Miami Herald reported that the motion censored cameras were focused on the toilet.
Thankfully, the police are now aware of this illegal activity and they are doing everything in their power to stop it. Lt. Alberto Ramirez of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office told the media about it to start warning people about their existence.
They police also said these hooks have not only been found in public bathrooms but also in local business restrooms. They have advised women to be more vigilant when using any bathroom that’s not their own.
“If you find anything suspicious you think might contain a hidden camera, don’t touch it. Call us right away and we will respond,” Sheriff Rick Ramsay said to the media.
According to several sources, police departments across the country are now performing checks in public restrooms, making sure that no one is being recorded in a place where no one should be.