If you ever see a coat hanger like this one, leave the room immediately and call the authorities.
By Amanda Froelich
Perhaps nothing is worse than having your freedom messed with. Yet
this is exactly what is happening when people stay in hotels with
devices that record their private moments or use a public bathroom that’s rigged with a camera.
Yes, believe it or not, some perverted criminals are swapping coat
hangers with modified ones that contain tiny cameras. Apparently, they
are most likely to be found in dressing rooms, hotel rooms, and public
The idea that someone may be watching your most private moments is
hard to swallow, but so is the fact that these types of coat hangers
have been reportedly found in Florida, Kansas, and Nevada. One woman learned she was being spied upon when she accidentally
knocked the coat hanger off the wall and realized it contained a small
camera within. Immediately, she reported the offensive finding to the
police – which is exactly what you should do if you ever come across
The worst part of this news might be the fact that the camera coat hangers are relatively inexpensive – this one
costs just $13 – and are easy to obtain. Indeed, if you Google ‘camera
coat hanger’ you will be bombarded with a bounty of purchase options.
Thankfully, knowledge is power. If you know that coat hangers can
contain cameras and are extra vigilant when traveling or using a public
facility to undress, you’ll be able to protect yourself from unwanted snooping.