Porn played on Best Buy TVs, customers shocked

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(CBS) - Customers at a Greenville, S.C. Best Buy were caught by surprise when pornography was displayed on large-screen TVs.

According to CBS affiliate WSPA, customer Gloria Berg was in the store with her son and his children when the store's 55-inch screen TVs displayed the offending photograph of a man and woman. The image was up for several minutes, allowing time for other families to see the pornographic image.

"It was extremely, extremely pornographic image," Berg told WSPA. "I think even the word 'pornographic' doesn't cover it. I have never watched pornography, so I don't know what else you can see there, but to me, I really felt extremely violated."

Berg said a Best Buy manager told her that someone "used the store's Wi-Fi to upload the image to the TVs" and that it had happened the previous night and nothing could be done about it. WSPA didn't get a confirmation from the Greenville Best Buy's management, but did get a statement from the corporate office.

"Two individuals accessed our store's wireless signal to broadcast inappropriate content on a smart television display. In both cases, we worked immediately to disable the inappropriate content. We greatly apologize for this unfortunate incident and we are working to ensure that it does not happen again."

Best Buy didn't release information on whether or not the individuals were identified or if the company will file charges.

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