He played something blue on the screen at his kid’s birthday party, but it wasn’t The Smurfs.
Having rented a DVD of the partly animated film from a Redbox kiosk to show over the weekend, the Tremonton, Utah dad briefly played a porno video for the youngsters instead, Police Chief Dave Nance said Monday.
He loaded The Smurfs into his laptop, then turned on the device. For a moment, pornographic images were shown on a projection screen in view of the young partygoers, Nance said.
Information about how many children were at the party was unavailable, and Dad’s name was not released.
The father got in touch with police Monday, alleging that someone had tampered with the Smurfs disc. But when police inspected the DVD, they found nothing odd about the disc. They believe that the porn probably was on the laptop in the first place.
Dad’s embarrassed enough already, said Nance, and police don’t plan to seek criminal charges or investigate further, because the incident appears to have been a boo-boo. “He’s got some explaining to do (to the party kids and their parents),” he said.
On at least one other occasion in northern Utah, pornography showed up on a DVD meant for the younger set. In December 2006, a 14-year-old Layton boy found hard-core porn on a video game that he was given for Christmas.