Police: Camera found in women’s locker room

SEEKONK, Mass. (WPRI) — Police are investigating a disturbing discovery at Planet Fitness in Seekonk.

Eyewitness News received a tip Thursday that a camera was found inside the women’s locker room. Seekonk Police Captain Frank John confirmed the incident, saying it was discovered by a gym member at about 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Police have yet to release any further details about the investigation.

Some gym members say they are disturbed by the news and are considering going to another gym. Gym member Lindsay Carreiro says she liked going to the Seekonk Planet Fitness because she used to feel safe, “It’s pretty violating and disgusting to think someone would do that. I never change here, thankfully, but it makes me reconsider maybe reconsider joining another gym that hasn’t had an issue before.”

Eyewitness News contacted the gym’s manager, who referred us to their corporate headquarters.

A spokesperson for Planet Fitness responded with a statement, saying “at Planet Fitness the privacy of our members is extremely important to us. We are aware of the alleged incident that took place at the Planet Fitness in Seekonk, MA. The franchise owner is working closely with the local authorities to investigate this matter.”

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