A YouTube user known as Vince Stravix claims that a maid in a "brand-name" American hotel he was staying at had gone through his valuables.
He says the video caught on his laptop camera showed the female hotel maid on 5 November going through his Chromebook, luggage, and mail package, before proceeding to clean the room.
He uploaded the four-minute video three days later, hoping to create awareness that “even in a hotel room, someone could rifle through your things without you knowing”.
In a comment, he advises viewers to “password protect everything you own and keep valuables locked up”.
The clip quickly became viral, attracting over 6 million views as of Thursday as well as a stream of comments, some of which were requesting for the name of the hotel to be revealed.
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Stravix does not wish to reveal the name, though. “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,”