Airbnb Guest Says She Found 10 “Cameras” in Airbnb, But They’re Sprinklers
A woman freaked a lot of people out when she took to social media to show her Airbnb was full of hidden cameras, or so she thought. This sparked a police investigation - which turned up no hidden cameras.
Twitter user @foxytaughtyou said she and a friend found cameras in their bathroom and bedroom, with some disguised as fire suppression sprinklers.
“We noticed these ‘sprinklers’ CAMERAS were placed in spots to get a perfect view of people,” the user wrote in a post on Saturday that has been retweeted 67,300 times. “Luckily it was a girls trip so I wasn’t having intercourse… but I was naked and had to change in this room.”
According to NY Post, Airbnb was informed by the lead Philadelphia Police detective that the property was searched and the case was being closed.
“He confirmed that he did not find any hidden or undisclosed cameras and that the fire sprinklers had regular sprinklerheads,” an Airbnb spokesman told The Post. The company is refunding the guest anyway, the spokesperson added.
The woman said in her posts that she and her friend booked the room that was listed.
Now, the internet is doing what it does best, and is poking at the woman who thought a sprinkler was a camera.
But here's the thing: If you're worried that you might have found a hidden camera in your apartment, leave and contact the police. They will come and check out the situation, and let you know if the area is under secret surveillance or not.
Maybe, posting it all online and accusing the homeowner of being a creep isn't the best practice.
Read more at NY Post