A Tennessee mother recently discovered a camera inside a stuffed bear which her daughter won at the Wilson County Fair.

The Lebanon Police Department was called to investigate after the mother reported the discovery. After proper examination, the police do not suspect any wrongdoing.

The camera inside the toy was similar to a “nanny cam,” according to the Lebanon Police Department.

Investigators believe that the toy may have functioned as a surveillance cam. However, while the camera inside the bear contained a lens and board, it was not functional and it had no power source.

“This toy bear may have been a ‘nanny cam’ (surveillance cam) that was returned,” the department said on its Facebook page. “No other bears of this nature were found at the booth. No illegal activity is suspected at this time.”

The booth vendor told police that he buys bears in bulk from a supplier in Georgia.

The police department released a statement via Facebook. It reads:

“Earlier this evening, we were informed by a fair-goer that when she got home and inspected a stuffed animal that her child received from the Wilson County fair, it had what appeared to be a camera in it. We examined the stuffed toy bear, and were able to identify the booth that the bear came from. The operator of the booth stated that he buys stuffed animals in bulk from a company out of Georgia. He also stated that the company is a discount facility. As far as the bear in question, it had a lens and a board, but was not functional. It had no power source. It is our belief that this toy may have been a returned or damaged item and was packaged for discount resale, as discount retailers often do. Kinda of like the business model of a Bargain Hunt Discount Store. This toy bear may have been a “nanny cam” (surveillance cam) that was returned. No other bears of this nature were found at the booth. No illegal activity is suspected at this time.”

Earlier this evening, we were informed by a fair-goer that when she got home and inspected a stuffed animal that her…

Posted by Lebanon Police Department on Saturday, August 25, 2018

 

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