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Man claims his dog accidentally ordered nearly $100 in pay-per-view porn

Isn't the phrase: "My dog ate my homework?"  Well, one man says his dog ordered the porn.

The News & Observer of Raleigh, NC reports that Thomas Barnes, 58, who lives in Wilson, was shocked when he received a bill from DirecTV that claimed he spent $70 on x-rated films.  


Barnes claims his white Bichon Frise dog, Marino, is the lecherous one.  Barnes says the tiny dog ordered the adult films by accident after jumping on the bed and stepping on the remote. 


Apparently, the dog's tiny paws managed to accurately order the Hustler channel.  

Barnes claimed he immediately called DirecTV when the lewd images appeared on the TV screen, and that DirecTV allegedly agreed to correct the mistake at no cost to him.


However, the channel remained active even after several subsequent calls.  So when Barnes was hit with the $70 extra charge, he simply refused to pay it -- which got his service cut.  

Barnes, who lives on Social Security disability, filed a complaint with the FCC and regaled them with the tale of the wayward white paw.


Luckily, that inspired DirecTV to not only reactivate his service and also credit his account.

The lesson: Keep your TV remotes far from your four-legged friends.

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