Undercover Video Shows Kids Getting Access To Adult Toys
January 31, 2008
CLEVELAND -- A NewsChannel5 hidden camera investigation shows young children getting access to adult toys inside Spencer's gift shops at local malls.
Parents complained to NewsChannel5 Chief Investigator Duane Pohlman that they'd seen items in Spencer's stores that were inappropriate for children.
Kelly Hearn, a mother from Medina County, said "I don't care what you've seen on TV. You have seen nothing until you walk into Spencer's because there's stuff I've never seen."
Explicit items may also be available for children to buy. NewsChannel5's undercover investigation shows a young boy buying a lollipop in the shape of a male body part.
NewsChannel5 has had repeated conversations with Spencer's representatives asking for a statement or response. Spencer's did send a representative to watch the undercover footage, but there is no official comment.
Friday on NewsChannel5 at 6 p.m., Chief Investigator Duane Pohlman talks to city leaders about what they plan to do now that they know what's being sold in their local malls.