CLEVELAND (AP) - A camcorder given to a 16-year-old as a Christmas gift by his parents came with an X-rated surprise, according to a lawsuit filed by his parents.
The Canon ZR 45 MC digital camcorder purchased for William Hongosh, a student at Euclid High School, at a Best Buy store in suburban Mentor allegedly had videotaped scenes of men engaged in sex.
"Mom and Dad, you guys gotta watch this, something's wrong with this," the boy's father, Bill Hongosh, recalled his son saying.
The Hongoshes filed a lawsuit earlier this week in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court against the store where they bought the $700 camcorder after attempts to settle the case failed. The family is seeking damages of more than $25,000.
The family's case said they were upset that they bought a used camcorder and were offended by the videotape.
The tape evidently was recorded by the previous owners, Bill Hongosh said. Some scenes were shot on a boat, others in a bedroom.
Best Buy spokeswoman Dawn Bryant said the company typically does not comment on pending litigation.
"Best Buy takes allegations such as these very seriously," Bryant said. "So we will be investigating the accusations."
Minneapolis-based Best Buy is the nation's largest consumer electronics chain.