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Worst Hotel Hell of 2012: Hidden Camera In Omni Hotel Bathroom

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December 28, 2012 at 12:05 PM | by | ()

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As if we didnít have enough paranoia to occupy our everyday living, we learned that an employee at the Omni San Diego was caught planting a hidden camera inside one of the hotel's public bathrooms. Spies like us? We donít think so!

The creep in question was the hotelís Chief of Engineering, who'd been with them for five years and no doubt had studied the ins and outs the property before deciding that the free-for-all lav was the place to catch people off-guard and with their pants down. Literally.

It took just two guests to figure out that the strange blue light on the wall was not on the up-and-up and management was quickly alerted. The camera was immediately found, but the hotel did have to do a property-wide sweep to see if others had been placed in hidden locations.

Unfortunately, due to legalities, the employee has only been fired, and the police weren't able to press charges, which means the perp is still out there. However, we can only hope he never tries to gain employment in a hotel and his next employer does some serious background and reference checks.


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