Police are investigating a Massachusetts truck stop after a truck driver reported spotting a camera in the men’s bathroom.
The camera was discovered by the truck driver on Sunday night at the Pride truck stop on Burnett road in Chicopee. According to the driver’s lawyer Zoe Falken, the trucker was sitting on the toilet when he noticed a domed camera mounted on the ceiling.
According to officials for Pride, the camera was placed in the bathroom in an attempt to catch a person who was habitually leaving anti-Obama graffiti in the restroom. Richard Hoffner, director of operations for Pride, called the graffiti a hate crime. Hoffner also explained that the camera was placed so that it would not invade privacy and that the company planned to remove it as soon as they caught the graffiti suspect on film.
Falken is also representing three other men who were disturbed by the presence of the bathroom camera — especially because the bathroom also has a shower area.
The camera has been removed from the restroom, but police were able to get photos of the camera before it was taken down and they are investigating the incident.
It is unclear whether any images have been recovered from the camera but Pride says that their security department were the only people who ever had access to the camera’s feed.