MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Peel region police are now looking into a bizarre tale involving Mississauga, Ont., municipal staff who were duct taped and spanked by co-workers.

Const. J.P. Valade says after viewing the video police have started an investigation, and are trying to identify the participants in the video.

Police say they were approached on March 30 by a man who made a complaint about hazing, but the investigation revealed he was not the victim of the incidents and criminal charges were not laid.

However, after video surfaced showing bound up workers, Valade says there may be potential victims.

An employee in the Transportation and Works Department complained to the city last November about abuse he captured on his cellphone camera.

An independent investigation determined the workers were simply engaging in horseplay and locker-room behaviour.

But Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion says city employees involved in the incidents could still lose their jobs.