By Jim Grawe
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
11:45 PM CST, November 16, 2012
"It surprised me," Phyllis Harmon says. "Why would somebody do that?"
Phyllis Harmon wonders why somebody would plant a hidden camera inside the women's restroom at a Braum's restaurant.
"All I can think of is, they got to be a little sick-minded, and somewhat crazy, and maybe a pervert," Harmon says.
A Braum's employee called police Thursday night after finding a pinhole camera in the women's bathroom. Around nine o'clock the employee found the camera taped inside a bathroom stall.
The camera was found at the Braum's at 201 north Seneca, north of Douglas. Police say they don't know if the camera captured any photos or video.
"How would you know if there's a camera in the area?" asks Harmon. "I certainly wouldn't."
One way to protect yourself is to get a device called a lens detector. You can scan a room with it, and it's supposed to find any cameras that are looking back at you. They're for sale at Not Just a Cop Shop on East Central, run by Private Investigator Bruce Reesman.
"The best protection is for you to just watch out for yourself," Reesman says.
Reesman says the cameras are small, but big enough to find if you know where to look.
Reesman says the peeping tom can't just set 'em and forget 'em. He says whoever planted the camera at Braums was likely visiting the lady's room on a regular basis or hanging around nearby.
"Somebody had to be checking on it to either download the video, change out the SD card, or had to be close by it was a wireless device," Reesman says.
He adds that batteries have to be replaced every several hours.
There are no suspects and it remains under investigation.
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