DailyMail- The manager of a Dollar Tree discount store in Los Angeles has been arrested on suspicion of secretly filming female customers as they go to the bathroom.
A female shopper, Alexandria Sabori, 24, uncovered the alleged scheme on a recent visit to the store on Whittier Boulevard in East L.A.
After asking to use the bathroom, a male employee asked her to wait while he checked that it was 'nice and clean' for her.
Inside the restroom, Sabori noticed a cardboard box near the toilet with a hole in it.
'I was very curious to see what was in the box, why was there a hole in the box?'
Sabori said her 'heart dropped' when she found a black iPhone inside the box with the video camera recording. She quickly grabbed the cell and went out to desk, asking to speak to the manager.
However the manager turned out to be the male employee that had let her into the bathroom to begin with.
Police have confirmed that they arrested a male employee, Carlos Martinez, at the store on September 7.
Let me ask you a question? When is the last time you were in a 'Dollar Tree'? When you were 9, maybe 10 years old, and had about $4.50 to your name? The reason you can't remember the last time you went shopping at a dollar store is because dollar stores are for poor people. You know what else is for poor people? Having people watch them go to the bathroom. Don't believe me? Spend a day checking out a homeless person for me one time. You'll see. I don't even know why this lady asked to go to the bathroom at 'Dollar Tree'. In fact, I don't even know how she knew to ask to go to the bathroom at 'Dollar Tree'. I always assumed that the bathroom at 'Dollar Tree' was just a piss bucket behind the counter. You know what requires more pride than going to the bathroom at a 'Dollar Tree'? Pissing down your leg in the middle of the parking lot. Popping a squat behind a dumpster in the middle of the afternoon requires more dignity than venturing into the bathroom at a 'Dollar Tree'. For Christ's sake woman, act like a lady and find a Starbucks or something. When you relieve yourself in a bathroom that has moving boxes stacked to the ceiling the hills always have eyes.
Was the fact that this guy had to make sure that the bathroom was "nice and clean" not enough? Has anyone ever said that to you before? Has anyone ever told you they had to check out the bathroom before you used it? That red flag was so goddamn big it would be too expensive to sell in his store. This guy wasn't hiding anything. That was pretty much his way of telling you that he was setting up the camera correctly. You just chose to ignore that blatantly obviously warning sign. If this dude was trying to be secretive he would have done a little better than poking a camera sized hole in a box that was facing the toilet. He just thought that you guys had reached an agreement, and that you accepted the risks of doing your business in his place of business. I don't think it's too much of a stretch to say that if you willingly using 'Dollar Tree' bathrooms than you aren't too far from pissing in front of a crowd of people anyway. You want people to show you basic human decency then show yourself basic human decency and piss in a place that can efficiently break a $20.