Sony Will Give SeMo Couple New Camcorder to Replace Jar of Pasta Sauce

NOVEMBER 28, 2006 - Posted at 3:06 p.m. CST

ST. LOUIS, MO - Sony Entertainment Incorporated is giving a southeast Missouri couple a new camcorder, after they said they found a jar of pasta sauce inside a box where a camcorder should have been.

Melisa Rittenberg of Perryville was contacted by Sony yesterday, after talking to The Associated Press about the incident.

The Rittenbergs say the paid about $1,600 for a camcorder at a Best Buy store in the St. Louis suburb of Ellisville last week.

They say that when they opened the box, they found a jar of Classico pasta sauce, a telephone cord and an electric outlet cover.  The items were positioned where the camera equipment should have been.

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