Couple finds camera hidden in bathroom at popular Buckhead restaurant

ATLANTA — Police are investigating after a camera was found inside a bathroom at a popular Buckhead restaurant.

Authorities told Channel 2 Action News the camera was discovered Wednesday by customers at Red Pepper Taquería on Piedmont Road. A customer said he found the camera hidden in a ceiling vent of a bathroom.

When police got their hands on the hidden camera, it was powered off and didn't have a SIM card in it.

The thought of a camera recording customers has many of them feeling uneasy.

“That’s awful. It’s creepy,” customer Lynn La Palme said.

The man who found the camera showed it to the woman he was there with, and she posted the following picture on Instagram.

The couple took the camera to a manager.

Red Pepper Taquería confirmed the camera was found by a customer in one of two unisex restrooms. Management said the discovery is being taken seriously and is under investigation.


Channel 2's Tyisha Fernandes walked into the restaurant Friday to speak with a manager but never did.

Management didn’t return her calls, either, but they did post the following statement on Instagram:

Police are investigating to see who hid the camera, and in the meantime, customers say they’re going to look for any other cameras now.

If you know anything about the hidden camera, you are urged to call police.