Authorities are investigating a cell phone discovered in the women's restroom at a Starbucks in Lancaster, California. KTLA reports that a woman notified employees immediately after her five-year-old son spotted a cell phone propped up by paper towels underneath the bathroom sink with the lens faced toward the toilet. "He said ‘Mommy why is there a phone under there?'" the woman recalls to the reporter. "My skin kind of began to crawl."
The sheriff's deputies say they've retrieved the phone and confirmed that it was recording. Police have also acquired surveillance footage from the location and are reviewing the tape. Starbucks employees at the scene chose not to comment on the incident; however, the anonymous mother says the shop took the creepy discovery very seriously.
This isn't the first time customers — even five-year-olds — have discovered cameras in Starbuck bathrooms. In 2011, a Virginia man filed a lawsuit against Starbucks after his five-year-old daughter found a camera in the bathroom of a Washington coffee shop location. If that's not enough, last year, a North Texas man was arrested for installing cameras in multiple Dallas-Ft. Worth restaurants and cafes including a Starbucks.