Police release video of suspect who put camera in Abilene Whataburger restroom


ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Police have released video of a suspect seen putting a hidden camera inside a women’s restroom toilet at an Abilene Whataburger. 

The video shows the suspect, described as having several tattoos, a thin build and wearing a dirty, white tank and khaki pants, enter the store then place the camera in the toilet at Whataburger on S. 1st Street and Pioneer Drive Friday before leaving. 

A woman using the restroom found the recording device when she spotted a camera lense and a bunch of wires after flushing the toilet. 

The person responsible has not been identified, but police say they are investigating this as an incident of Invasive Visual Recording of a Person(s) with a Covert Election Device, which is a felony offense.

In light of this event, the Abilene Police Department wants to “ask that businesses and restaurants check their restrooms, including toilet tanks or other fixtures within the restroom for any electronic devices. If a device is located, please do not touch it and contact the Police Department immediately.”

Anyone who knows the identity of this person is asked to contact the Abilene Police Department at (325) 673-8331.

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