A British couple made a shocking discovery during what should have been a relaxing stay at an Airbnb rental in Toronto, Canada.
What looked to be an ordinary alarm clock, was in fact a “spy camera”–pointed straight towards their bed.
Dougie Hamilton, 34, told the Daily Record that he and his girlfriend found the device after a day out exploring the city.
He said they had only spent 20 minutes in the apartment before noticing the clock looked “creepy.”
“In my head, I felt a bit weird even thinking it and I kept telling myself not to be daft. But there was just something,” said Hamilton, who is from Glasgow.
“I took the charger out of it and saw there was a lithium battery in the back,” he continued. “At this point, I slid the front facing off the clock and could see there actually was a camera.”
‘We didn’t know if the owner had been watching. It just felt really creepy and we didn’t want to stay,” he said.
To make matters worse, Hamilton said that the camera faced the living room as well as the bedroom and “could see everything.”
“We’re innocent-minded people, but the clock was facing where our bed was and we thought it might be for something more sinister, like a sex ring,” Hamilton said.
Images of the clock posted to Facebook by Hamilton appear to show an alarm clock with a mirrored face.
However, when Hamilton removes the clock face, a camera lens appears to sit beside the led screen.
Toronto Police Service spokesperson Jenifferjit Sidhu told Newsweek the department is investigating into the incident.
She confirmed that police received a call on Thursday, September 6 over “what appeared to be a video camera in a clock in an apartment [Hamilton] was renting.
Hamilton said Airbnb’s security team has also launched its own investigation into the incident.