California couple finds hidden camera over bed in Airbnb room

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California Couple Finds Hidden Camera Over Bed In Airbnb

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A California couple said they are angry and are considering legal action after finding a hidden camera while staying at an Airbnb in Orange County, KNBC reported.

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Christian Aranda and Alondra Salas of Santa Ana said they found the camera in what looked like a smoke detector over the bed in a Garden Grove home, the television station reported.

"It's disgusting, that there's people out there, recording you, getting intimate," Salas told KABC. "They have this labeled as a romantic getaway on Airbnb."

Christian Aranda said the owner admitted there was a camera in the room, but said it was not recording, KNBC reported.

"She just said that they were off, and I was like, 'It doesn't matter if they're off! They shouldn't be there in the first place pointing at the bed,'" Aranda told the television station.

Since it was late, the couple waited until the next morning to confront the owner and call police, KABC reported.

Garden Grove police confirmed there was a hidden camera in the room but said it was not turned on and nothing had been recorded, the television station reported.

The Garden Grove listing is no longer on the Airbnb website, and the company reportedly gave the couple a refund, KNBC reported.

"The safety and privacy of our community -- both online and offline -- is our priority," Airbnb said in a statement. "Airbnb's policies prohibit hidden cameras in listings, and we take reports of any violations very seriously."