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Cell phone found pointing at toilet from ceiling in girls bathroom at south Forsyth McDonalds

SOUTH FORSYTH -- A Suwanee woman may not have expected to see a camera pointed at her at 8 in the morning — or at least not while she was using the restroom in a restaurant.

Deputies responded to the McDonalds on Peachtree Parkway in south Forsyth Oct. 25 after a woman reportedly found a cell phone in the ceiling vent above the toilet in the women’s restroom.

The 38-year-old had just sat down when she looked up and saw the phone sitting on the grate of the vent with its camera pointed down towards her, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

While deputies were on their way, the restaurant’s maintenance employee, a 30-year-old man, reportedly asked the employee why the bathroom was blocked off.

When she responded a camera had been found, he allegedly walked into the bathroom, ignoring the employee’s protests, and flipped the phone over so the camera was pointed upwards.

He then reportedly walked out, the report said.

When deputies interviewed him, the worker apparently denied ownership but said he had noticed the phone that morning at 5 a.m. when he went in to clean the restroom.

“He said it looked like one that belongs to his kids and thought he might take it since it was so similar but did not,” the report said. “He couldn’t explain why he didn’t notify anyone when he saw the phone at 5 a.m. and allowed it to remain in the bathroom.”

Cpl. Pete Sabella, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office, said the case is still under investigation.