US: 5-year-old finds smartphone hidden in Starbucks washroom

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 15, 2015 03:25 IST

A five-year-old boy discovered a smartphone hidden in a washroom at a Starbucks outlet in California, local

media reports


The boy, who accompanied his mother into the washroom, found the camera propped up with tissue papers. The recording device was positioned in such a manner that it would capture visuals from the toilet.

Media reports said the woman was stunned when her son asked: "Mommy, why is there a phone under there?"

When the woman complained to staff at the Starbucks in Lancaster, Los Angeles County, the police were called and the phone confiscated, reports said.

"We are disturbed by this incident and take our obligation to provide a safe environment for our customers and partners (employees) very seriously. Our store partners took swift action as soon as they became aware of the incident by immediately alerting the sheriff's department of the situation," media reports quoted Starbucks officials as saying.

A report by KTLA, the local media house which first reported the matter, is embedded here.

"Mommy, why is there a phone under there?" a 5-year-old boy asked his mother after noticing a cellphone inside the...

Posted by KTLA 5 News on Friday, 10 July 2015

In a similar incident, earlier this year, a 23-year-old woman MNC executive spotted a mobile phone on video-recording mode tucked inside the gap of the trial room door of premier brand showroom, Van Heusen, in Delhi.

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