You might want to request a bigger safe the next time you travel.
A secretly-taped video showing what appears to be a hotel cleaner rifling through a guest’s belongings is making Internet rounds.
YouTube user Vince Stravix uploaded a video he claims was taken on Nov. 5 at a “brand-named” American hotel. He set up the hidden camera attached to his computer to secretly record what happened in his hotel room while he stepped out.
In the video, a woman is seen entering a hotel room with cleaning cart in tow, and begins collecting towels and tidying up the bathroom. But soon the cleaner can be seen looking through the guest’s suitcase, playing with a tablet device and even trying to access the very laptop used to film the room.
The woman does not appear to take any belongings.
Since Vince Stravix uploaded the video on YouTube, it's been viewed more than 1.2 million times and garnered hundreds of comments. Many angry posts point the finger at the hotel for lack of security, while others say they see a “curious” woman but overall aren’t that bothered.
“This is exactly why I never have room service enter my room. I simply ask for new towels outside the room and just learned you can tell the front desk you don't want entry into your room the entire time your there and they must comply, security couldnt even enter your room .hope this b**** was fire [sic] immediately,” a user named MaRiNuS ScHuNcK posted on YouTube.
“I don't think it's that much of a big deal, I mean they shouldn't do it, but I probably would have done the same 10 years ago. They are not stealing things, they just want to use it for a moment, again they shouldn't use your stuff, but really nothing much happened here,” a user named respeezy commented.
One user noted that the most disturbing part of the video is that the cleaner cleans the toilet area and then moves on to the bedroom without changing gloves.
“This video was not uploaded to incite a witch-hunt or a boycott. Employees are never 100% controllable and they never will be because people are not robots,” Stravix posted, adding in the video description: “Keep you're [sic] items hidden in the trunk of a car or at least hidden from view!”
Stravix said he doesn't plan to release the name of the hotel, but did turn all the footage over to the hotel company for review.