Couple Sues Texas Car Dealer for Stealing Racy Photos
The one rule you should be teaching your kids. If it has internet access, do not use the device for "private" photos. A young Texas couple has learned that lesson the hard way.
According to the Star-Telegram, a lawsuit was filed in Dallas County against 44-year-old Matthew Luke Thomas, Texas Toyota of Grapevine, and Toyota Motor North America. The suit was filed by Tim and Claire Gautreaux.
According to the lawsuit, the couple went to Texas Toyota to buy a car. Tim Gautreaux, a local pastor, told their salesmen about an app on his phone to help with pre-approved financing. The salesmen then took said phone to his manager, Matt Thomas.
The lawsuit states that when pastor Gautreaux got his phone back, he opened it and found a picture of his wife, Claire, "in a compromising stage of undress". He then checked another app on his phone that tracks and saves deleted emails. He noticed two emails sent with a couple of photos of his wife to a swingers website.
Lets hope he got a good deal on the car. Again, don't take "sexy" photos on anything that has internet access, and for the love of God, don't give your phone to strangers.
The Gautreauxs' lawsuit is seeking more than $1 million in damages alleging negligence, intrusion, deceptive trade practices and breach of contract.
The sales manager, Thomas, was arrested in November of 2015 and released on $5,000 bond. He is facing a Class B misdemeanor charge in Tarrant County of computer security breach related to the accusation.