A father who gave what he thought was a brand-new cellphone to his son claimed in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that it was not only used, but contained pornographic images of salespeople from the Pasadena store where he bought the phone.
In October 2011, Arsen Garibyan’s son asked if he could play video games on one of two phones Garibyan recently bought from the Sprint store located at 703 N. Lake Ave. in Pasadena, according to court documents.
A few minutes after handing his son the phone, Garibyan was asked “Daddy, what’s this?”
Garibyan’s son had come across full-body nude photos and videos of a man and woman who Garibyan said he recognized as employees of the Sprint store, the documents stated.
Garibyan filed a lawsuit against Sprint Corp. and Nextel of California Inc. in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Sprint was involved in a similar lawsuit last year when a woman in Georgia claimed a phone she bought for her 13-year-old daughter contained pornographic images.