A woman has issued a warning to her local community on social media after she claims a man tried to use a camera hidden in a plastic water bottle to film her at the beach.
The woman posted on Facebook that she was at Brighton-le-Sands in Sydney’s south on Thursday afternoon when she made the disturbing discovery.
According to The St George & Sutherland Shire Leader, the woman “noticed a man around 30 years old walk by and place what seemed to be a bottle of water directly behind” her.
Her post has since been deleted, but she explained how she picked the bottle up thinking it was garbage only to see a camera inside. She claimed the man ran away after she discovered the device.
A video posted to YouTube showed the small camera and battery pack inside the bottle, as well as the SD card inside.
The woman also included photos of the man she claims owns the camera after looking through the footage previously captured on the device.
Members of the local community group on Facebook labelled the owner of the camera a “grub” and a “scumbag”.
In a statement to Yahoo News Australia, NSW Police confirmed a bottle containing a camera was handed in to St George Police Station on Friday.
An investigation is ongoing.
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