Target Shoppers at California Store Regaled With Audio From a Porno Movie

Target Shoppers at California Store Regaled With Audio From a Porno Movie

It was a Thursday morning like any Thursday morning at the Target store in Campbell, California, until the loud speaker system began playing the audio track from a pornographic movie.

On Thursday morning shoppers at a local Target store in Campbell, Calif., were suddenly regaled with the sounds of an extremely explicit pornographic film. The audio streamed over the store’s loud speaker system for at least a full 15 minutes. There was no mistaking what the shoppers were listening to.

The sounds kept going on and on as no one seemed to be able to shut it off, reports the BBC. Witnesses said that people just stopped in the middle of their work or their shopping, apparently not believing what they were hearing. No one thought it was anything other than what it was.

One of the shoppers, who was in the store with her young sons, actually recorded it and loaded it up onto her Facebook page. After a moment where everyone in the store appeared stunned into silence shoppers began yelling at Target employees, while others simply left their shopping carts abandoned and fled from the store.

If nothing else the incident has focused on a huge problem that the company has. The sound systems in Target stores are designed where it is nearly impossible to disconnect them or shut them off. This has, apparently, been the fourth such incident at a Target location in the last couple of months. It was reported that one of the Target stores actually had to be evacuated.

The challenge, it seems, is that certain prank masters can call into a store and ask to be connected to a certain in-store number. Once they are transferred the caller then has absolute control of the entire Target sound system within the store. This is from information obtained through an email sent by the company to its store managers. The company advised managers to not allow their in store personnel connect any callers to that particular inbound number.

Target has not commented about the email and will not admit if it was sent or not. They state that it is an ongoing company investigation.