Oregon man's TV signals for help
(Corvallis, Oregon-AP) Oct. 18, 2004 - An Oregon man's flat-screen TV is loaded with all the bells and whistles, including one option he'd rather not have.
A couple of weeks ago the Toshiba with built-in VCR, DVD and CD player starting emitting the international distress signal.
An orbiting search and rescue satellite picked up the signal and before long Chris van Rossman heard a knock at the door. Air Force officials, a police officer and a search and rescue deputy were outside.
Officials have told him to keep the TV off or face a fine. A Toshiba spokeswoman says this is the first time the company has heard of such a problem.