Dougie Hamilton, 34 (pictured), said he found a "spy camera" on a digital watch on an Airbnb in Toronot, Canada, on Thursday.
A British couple has revealed their horror at finding a 'spy camera' in an Airbnb apartment while on vacation in downtown Toronto, Canada, on Thursday.
Dougie Hamilton, 34, of Glasgow, Scotland, said he was told that the watch was "plugged into a cord like a phone charger" and fears he took the video of the couple.
The host of the property had six other properties [available for rent on Airbnb] and hundreds of reviews, "Glasgow said Airbnb told him, according to the Daily Record.
"We have removed the host from the platform while investigating and providing the customer with our full support," said an Airbnb spokesperson. "We take privacy issues very seriously and have a zero tolerance policy for this behavior."
Toronto police also confirmed that they are investigating the incident, but has not divulged the name or names of any suspects.
Neither the Toronto police nor Airbnb immediately responded to a message from DailyMail.com seeking further comments.
I slipped the front of the watch and I could see that there was actually a camera, "said Hamilton.
Hamilton said he found the device on a digital clock after being at home with his girlfriend for only 20 minutes.
We had a busy day around the city and we were finally able to get to Airbnb and relax, "he said.
"By chance, I faced this clock and I was watching it for about 10 minutes." There was something in my head that made me feel a little uncomfortable.
He had recently seen a video on Facebook, he said, about "spy cameras," and he wondered if this strange clock could be one.
"I thought:" Do I want to be the crazy guy who checks a digital clock for cameras now? "In my head, I felt a little weird even thinking about it and telling myself not to go But there was only something, "he said.
Toronto police confirmed they are investigating the incident, and Hamilton said the Airbnb security team is also investigating the incident.
"I took out the charger and saw that there was a lithium battery in the back." At this point, I slid the front of the watch and I could see that there was actually a camera.
He added: We did not know if the owner had been watching. It just felt creepy and we did not want to stay.
"We are innocent-minded people, but the clock looked towards where our bed was and we thought it might be for something more sinister like a sexual ring."
Hamilton said the camera looked into the living room and bedroom and that he "could see everything."
Toronto police confirmed that they are investigating the incident. Hamilton said the Airbnb security team is also investigating.
Hamilton added that the vacation home rental platform promised a full refund and said they would cancel the next reservations on the property.
The clock pointed to the bedroom and living room, according to Hamilton of Glasgow.