It’s best to do a quick scan the next time you step into a fitting room, as a woman surnamed Zhong discovered a button-sized camera this past weekend at a Uniqlo store in Shenzhen.
The Paper reported that Zhong discovered the tiny camera as she was trying on clothes this past Saturday at the Uniqlo in iCo Shopping Mall. She took five outfits into the fitting room, and after trying on the second set she made the shocking discovery.
Zhong spotted a button-like black dot adjacent to a long rectangular box which was perched above the mirror. Curious, she touched it with her hand. Zhong explained,“I found that the ‘button’ was actually very hot, so I tugged at it with force.” When she pulled it out, her suspicions were confirmed as a camera emerged, stuck in some chewing gum connected to a long wire.
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Once the store manager was called in, the full scope of the operation was unearthed and what they found was a spy camera complete with a memory card inside.
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The evidence was taken back to the police station after local authorities stepped in. Later that afternoon a reporter questioned the store manager, Mr. Luo about the incident. He acknowledged that there are loopholes in the management of the store’s fitting room as employees will generally only check if customers have left items in the room.
Longhua police are currently investigating this disturbing incident and have not yet found the perpetrator.
Neitzens are in agreement that this type of behavior should come with a severe punishment, with one person writing, “The penalty for the crime is too low... the government should perhaps register and track what the intent is for purchasing these devices.” Another user added, “The technology is getting better and better, how do [we as citizens] prevent this?”
Unfortunately, this is just the latest in a recent string of voyeurism. Last month, a woman uncovered a hidden camera in her Qingdao Airbnb and last year a couple found a creeper cam in their rental apartment in which they had been living in for nearly half a year.
[Cover image via The Paper]