Live Oak police inve­stigate holes above women's showers at gym

Police: No cameras or recording equipment found

LIVE OAK, Texas - Mysterious holes found in the ceiling of a women’s shower room at Gold’s Gym on Pat Booker Road are the subject of an investigation involving Live Oak police and firefighters.

Lt. Matt Malone said a gym member called police Friday night after noticing what she described as “peep holes” above several shower stalls in the women’s locker room.

"We checked the holes. We also checked for accesses in the ceiling compartments,” said Malone. “We got another call from the complainant this morning stating that she found more holes in the ceiling.”

Malone said officers on the scene Friday night checked the area as thoroughly as possible. After receiving the second call from the woman, he said, police returned to the gym Monday morning and brought in firefighters to help them gain access to the area.

Firefighters could be seen entering the building Monday morning, carrying ladders and walking on top of the building’s roof.

“That's pretty scary. It's weird,” said gym member Jordan Hebert, who walked up in the middle of the commotion. "It's really creepy. I mean, I won't ever use the showers in there now."

Malone said during their initial search Friday, officers did not find anything substantiating the idea that there could be a Peeping Tom.

“We didn't find any sort of cameras or surveillance equipment,” he said.

Still, Malone said officers would do their best to determine the source of the holes in the ceiling.

Sherry Robeson, a spokeswoman for Gold’s Gym’s corporate office, said the company is eager to find out more about the holes, too.

Robeson said when management at the gym was told of the problem, they acted immediately and filled the holes. On Monday morning, what appeared to be toilet tissue could be seen hanging out of them.

Because of the ongoing investigation, Robeson said, the staff could only temporarily cover the openings.

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