I cycle to work on a daily basis and will use the same clothes on the way to work and on the way back. I have overactive sweat glands and they can get quite damp, so I leave them on a clothes hanger, hanging on a single hook, to dry in the changing rooms. I also leave my towel to dry and my cycling shoes under the bench. I can't bring a change of clothes to use others, as there isn't enough space to bring all my items to work, especially during wet weather where I need things like waterproofs, etc.
Most of the time, I have no issues and will come back to find my items still there. However, twice I've had something weird happen. The first time I came back to find my clothes had been removed from the hanger and thrown on the floor behind some lockers (The lockers have since been removed and have now been replaced by a bench as no one was able to use them correctly). I thought it was odd, but maybe the clothes fell off and been accidentally moved around. The 2nd time, was on Friday where I came back to find my clothes missing. The clothes hanger, towel and shoes were still there, but my clothes had been taken off the hanger. I searched and couldn't find them, I spoke to our security guards to see if anything had been handed in, nothing. I checked our other changing rooms (We have two, one for the gym and one that was installed whilst waiting for the gym changing rooms to be ready, as we've recently moved to a new building. The 2nd one is nowhere near the gym or fitness room), in case someone had moved them, nothing. I went back to the gym changing rooms and thought I'd check the bin, and lo and behold, my items were in the bin. Someone had taken my items off the clothes hanger, left everything else (The hanger, towel and shoes) and thrown them in the bin. There was no note, no sign as to why, it was just done. I spoke to our security team and they didn't know what I could do. There are no cameras in the changing room, however to access the area you do need to swipe your key fob to open the door. This means anyone going in would have been recorded, as long as people didn't hold doors open for each other, which happens often.
Reasons as to why they did this, I can only guess they were not a fan that I was taking up space in the changing rooms whilst not using the facilities (Gym, fitness room). People regularly come in, use the gym and leave their items lying around and don't appear to have any issue.It's funny because in the 2nd changing room, people are leaving their items there all the time.
Because of this, for the future I'll use the 2nd changing room, as it appears no-one cares about items being left there. But I would like to find out who put my items in the bin.
I would like to find out who did this and why so I can understand what their issues were with my clothes hanging in the changing rooms. Security have been little to no help so far, so what is the best way to go about this?
I'm thinking of posting on our local intranet site a question and seeing if anyone either owns up or contacts me with further details about it. Is that wise?
I'm also thinking of asking our security staff for the logs of who used the gym on that day so I can narrow down the search.
Is there anything else I should do?