A woman using the bathroom at a Starbucks in Alpharetta, Georgia, found a small spy camera taped inside the stall, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Officers from the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety confiscated the camera and detectives are investigating, according to the report.
What was stored on the camera?
According to the police report, the camera had about 25 videos stored on it. “Several” of the videos showed people using the restroom.
A 25-year-old woman from McRae-Helena found the camera around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Starbucks at 2705 Old Milton Road, the report stated. The camera was taped under a baby changing station.
According to the report, the woman removed the camera and notified the manager on duty at the Starbucks. He said he would contact the corporate office, but the woman pressed him to call police.
After the manager filed a report with the corporate office, police arrived. The camera, its battery pack and a USB cord were turned over to officers. Police found the videos after they reviewed the camera.
“We were quite concerned to learn this and are grateful to our customers and partners who took action to involve local authorities,” a spokesperson for Starbucks wrote in an email obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We will continue to support them in any way we can.”
Are there any suspects?
The person responsible for installing the camera would face at least a charge of eavesdropping, a felony, police told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Police are still working to identify any suspects.
The incident at the north Fulton County Starbucks happened as the company faces backlash over the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia store. Next month, Starbucks plan to close 8,000 of its store on May 29 so employees can participate in a company-wide training session on racial bias.