Last week, as Kent Brewster was leaving his hotel room in the morning, he found a small piece of crumpled paper on the floor of his room; he realized that this had been used to plug up the peephole in the door, which had been doctored to allow people in the hallway to spy on the goings-on in the room. Says Kent: ” The hotel manager took care of me–and was just as freaked as I was, and instantly sent housekeeping to check every room–so I don’t want to call them out by name … but still … brrr! Creepy!”
Note: There’s a $75 peephole reverser at Amazon.com that apparently has the mechanical optical effects built in to allow reversal with no door modification–intended for law enforcement (i.e., illegal warantless surveillance?).
I had no idea such an idea existed. A little tape should take care of that creepy problem. I suspect it’s widely used by thieves, not peepers. Never know, though.