MIAMI — A South Florida woman is outraged after she says her underage daughter was able to buy a sex toy in the Dolphin Mall, no questions asked. The mother, who asked not to be identified, says all parents need to know what Spencer Gifts has on display and is apparently selling to minors.
“I was shocked my daughter was able to buy something like this and more shocked at what I saw when I walked into the store,” she said. “I couldn’t believe what they are selling.” The outside of the Spencer Gifts store at the Dolphin Mall looks kid- and family-friendly. In the window, there is an advertisement for hats with Sesame Street characters and Sponge Bob Square Pants on them.
But inside the store, Local 10 discovered books with graphic, full-color pictures of a man and woman having intercourse, and a Local 10 hidden camera spotted several teens browsing in that part of the store. There are remote-controlled vibrating fantasy panties, love dolls and sex toys — none of which is behind a curtain or in a restricted area. Local 10 showed video taken in the store to a group of parents who often send their kids to the mall, “It’s appalling to me. It’s a very appealing store on the outside, especially to kids,” said Rhonda Tescher, a mother of three. All the parents Local 10 talked to said they had no idea Spencer Gifts sold these items.
“Totally inappropriate — totally inappropriate,” said parent Michael Stern. Could a minor actually buy this stuff? With his parents’ permission, Local 10 sent a 13-year-old boy with a hidden camera into Spencer Gifts in the Dolphin Mall. The 13-year-old was able to thumb through a book with graphic pictures and even buy it — no questions asked. The name of that book is “365 Sex Positions: A New Way Every Day For Steamy Erotic Year.”
This shocks and disgusts me…see the sordid video here!