A PENSIONER got more than she bargained for when she bought a budget digital camera and found it full of steamy pictures.
Doreen Bond, 75, of Friar Court, Accrington, bought the camera in an Argos sale in Plymouth while she was visiting her son, Alan Jackson, a former shop owner. She was happily clicking away when she discovered an amorous couple had already left their mark on the Fuji memory card, which had somehow found its way back onto the store's shelves. Featured in dozens of daring shots was a naked girl, parading in the shower and around the bedroom.
A disconcerted Doreen said: "We all had a fit. I didn't want to look at them anyway. I have to say I'm not a prude but anything like that, well please. Buying something new and then that coming up, I was absolutely gobsmacked."
Doreen, who retired from Express Gifts where she was a general worker, found the photos with Alan when they looked at the memory card after taking photographs of Alan's friend's children. She said the experience has left her feeling frightened of using the camera and paranoid about ever getting photographs developed again.
She said: "I am a menace for taking photographs. I had a camera but I was having a bit of trouble with it so I got this new one. I was shocked and upset about all this because I was so excited about getting a digital camera. Now I'm frightened to death about using it."
Fuji has given Doreen two free memory cards and Argos sent vouchers to the tune of £150 as recompense for the mishap. But Doreen thinks it will take time for her to get over the shock.
She said: "It really knocked my confidence and I think I'll have to learn how to use it again."
Doreen's two other children both live in Hyndburn, Gwyneth Fitzgerald in Queen Street, Clayton-le-Moors, and Tony Jackson in Holland Street, Accrington.