'Not lovin' it': Man discovers camera in McDonald's restroom, manager refuses to remove device
CASTLETROY, IRELAND: A TikTok user, Nick, shared a video of a startling discovery. The user found a camera in the restroom of a McDonald's on Sunday, October 16. However, despite confronting the restaurant manager, the device was not removed.
In the video, Nick enters the nearby fast food restaurant and pans through the restroom. A tiny CCTV camera can be seen in the room's top corner when the camera abruptly turns upward, according to The Sun.
Nick felt that his privacy was being violated, even though it was unclear how far the camera can see, into the cubicle or over the top of the urinal's privacy screen. The video was captioned with, "McDonald's filming you in the loo."
The manager, Radek, who is identified in the video description, is confronted by the irate user but won't turn off the camera. Radek is heard mentioning that the branch has "security issues" but he declined to elaborate.
Radek says in the video, "I don't need to tell you." Then Nick said, "The management even allowed it and said it's perfectly fine. So if you're coming here and you want to catch a movie and have a McDonald's, you'll be filmed having a p***." The video's description read, "Here is Radek the McDonald’s Manager at Castletroy admitting they have cameras in the TOILETS."
People were quick to comment on the outrageous incident. One commented, "I'm not lovin' that!" while another wrote, "Oh no!!!"
A McDonald's spokesman said, "McDonald’s does not routinely install cameras in bathroom areas. In this case, the franchisee, who owns and operates this restaurant, has made the decision to install a fixed camera to address incidences of anti-social behaviour. Only the washbasins and bathroom floor are in view of the camera and a fixed privacy partition has been installed at the urinals."
In a similar incident, an elementary school staffer was detained when it was discovered that he had reportedly concealed a camera in a student bathroom in Cobb County, Georgia.