Perverts have been purchasing hooks with hidden cameras inside them and placing them in public toilets, hotels and changing rooms to spy on people, NBC reports.
If you see this hook in a public bathroom immediately report it to police
A police department in Florida issued a warning to residents about a terrifying new trend being done by predators across the country – hidden cameras disguised as coat hangers being placed in women’s bathrooms.
The Key West sheriff’s department warned residents in May of 2016 after an investigation into the cameras began.
Detectives in the Upper Keys are investigating three reports involving hidden cameras found in women’s restrooms.
Sheriff Rick Ramsey instructed residents on what to do if they see a coat hanger camera in a bathroom.
“Anyone who has a public restroom on their property needs to check them closely,” said Sheriff Ramsay. “If you find anything suspicious you think might contain a hidden camera, don’t touch it. Call us right away and we will respond,” he said.
All of the devices found so far look like simple white coat hooks with the camera mounted behind it and utilizing a very small hole in the top portion of the coat hook for the lens of the camera. They use motion detection cameras inside to take video.