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Hidden Camera Found in Bathroom of Pizza Restaurant
Story by Newsweek - CANADA MAN ARRESTED FOR VOYEURISM AFTER HIDDEN CAMERA FOUND IN BATHROOM AT BOSTON PIZZA RESTAURANT
A man has been arrested in Canada after a pizza restaurant worker found a camera inside the staff bathroom.
The Winnipeg Police Service said a 43-year-old male has been arrested on suspicion of adult voyeurism in connection to an incident which occurred at a Boston Pizza in Pembina Highway in late December.
Richard Enright, who is the franchisee of several Boston Pizza restaurants in the Manitoba area, told CTV News that the "accused party was immediately let go" after the company learned of the allegations.
"When we were told about this by a staff member we acted upon it really quickly," Enright said in January. "This is sort of an odd situation. It's not something we think is common and we hope it never happens again."
Karley David, the director of corporate communications for Boston Pizza, said the bathroom in question was only used by employees at the restaurant and that no customers were affected.
Following his arrest on January 28, the 43-year-old male suspect was released and will appear in court at a later date.
The suspect is reported to have been the manager at the restaurant. Boston Pizza was contacted for further comment.
In a statement to CTV News in January, the company said, "Boston Pizza recently became aware of an incident involving a manager and a staff member at a Boston Pizza location on Pembina Highway.
"As with all matters involving our staff, Boston Pizza is treating the allegations seriously and taking all precautions to ensure that the matter is properly investigated. As an immediate measure, the manager in question is no longer employed by Boston Pizza and the matter has been referred to the proper authorities.
"Boston Pizza is providing all available support to our staff. At this time, Boston Pizza's intention is to allow the authorities to complete the necessary processes and will assist in any way possible to ensure that all matters are properly investigated and that the correct result is obtained.
Last year, a hidden Wi-Fi camera was found inside a unisex bathroom at a Starbucks in Michigan, one of a number of similar incidents to have occurred inside restrooms of the coffee giant.
The camera, which was being used to live stream the footage, was found attached to the underside of the toilet lid by cleaning staff at the coffee store in Allen Park on June 2, 2019.
"It's extraordinarily disturbing and disgusting in every capacity," Allen Park Police Department's Detective Jim Thorburn told WWJ at the time. "It can record women, men, children-everything could have been recorded in there."
(Newsweek, February 2020 - https://www.newsweek.com/boston-pizza-hidden-camera-bathroom-1488021)
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