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Starbucks Crime Trifecta: Bathroom Hidden Camera, Purse Snatching, Lady Gaga Scavenger Hunt

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Police are searching for more victims in connection with the William Velasco case, the 25-year-old San Dimas man accused of putting a hidden camera disguised as a coat hook across from a toilet in the women's restroom at a Glendora Starbucks, notes LA Now.

Velasco, who free on bail, notes the Daily News, is also under investigation for allegedly stalking a 21-year-old college student, breaking into her apartment and stealing her underwear. Reportedly police searched Velasco's home finding "several of the woman's worn panties sealed in plastic baggies," as well as a laptop with video of at least 45 women and children from Starbucks.

In Pasadena, a woman's Louis Vuitton handbag was stolen, brazenly, from a Starbucks patio on Thursday morning making the news, and in worldwide Starbucks crime there is a Bux/Lady Gaga scavenger hunt happening. Maybe that's more of a Rapture sign than a crime.

Bonus item: A barista-in-training with dwarfism is suing the chain for discrimination.