D.C. Starbucks sued for hidden camera in bathroom
Entering a public bathroom is always risky, but the fear is usually limited to olfactory offenses — not the possibility that someone is secretly videotaping you. That's what Yockey family of Norfolk, Va. claim happened in April at the Starbucks at 7th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, in Penn Quarter. According to court documents, William Yockey and his 5-year-old-daughter used one of the unisex bathrooms, after which his daughter noticed a camera lodged under the sink, pointing at the toilet.
Yockey did what you're supposed to do in such a situation: He alerted the police, who confiscated the camera, WTOP reports. (Take a moment to pity the cop who has to review this evidence.) Then Yockey did what many Americans also do in such a situation: He filed a lawsuit against Starbucks, alleging "permanent and continuing emotional pain and suffering, humiliation, embarrassment and great emotional distress." Isn't that how we all feel after having to listen to the insipid music in that place?
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