Unless you actually need to hang up your coat, when you use a shared toilet you probably don’t give a single thought to the hook on the back of the door.
But if you see one that looks like this, leave immediately and report it to the police.
It looks like a regular coat hook and is readily available to buy online on sites like Amazon.
But this particular hook contains a hidden camera – which you can see on closer inspection.
And last year a police force in Florida warned that the hooks with tiny cameras inside them were being attached to walls in women’s public toilets, including one at a beach.
The ‘spy camera coat hooks’ film through a small hole at the top of the plastic. Reviews of the hooks online say the video produced is good quality, with one reviewer suggesting it was a “great way to check on the babysitter when you’re not home”.
Whoever has placed the hook can download anything it has filmed to their computer, as The Mirror reports .
At the time it issued a warning last year, police in the Florida Keys said: “Anyone who has a public restroom on their property needs to check them closely.
“If you find anything suspicious you think might contain a hidden camera, don’t touch it. Call us right away and we will respond.
“Keep in mind, though, that these are very small cameras that can be mounted in many locations and hidden in many seemingly every-day items.”