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Mom upset over T-shirts on display buys them from store

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A Utah mother buys a store’s entire stock of T-shirts she finds offensive to get them out of the store. (Source: KTVX/CNN) A Utah mother buys a store’s entire stock of T-shirts she finds offensive to get them out of the store. (Source: KTVX/CNN)

OREM, UT (KTVX/CNN) – Utah mother Judy Cox wasn't expecting to come home with bags of T-shirts from PacSun when she went to the University Mall with her son Saturday.

"On our way to another store, we passed the PacSun store, and I just stopped dead in my tracks," Cox said.

In the store window, there were four T-shirts on display and each had a picture of a nearly-naked woman, many to provocative to show.

"The bottom of one woman is completely uncovered and it's a very provocative pose that she's in," Cox said.

Cox went in the store and spoke with the manager about taking the display down. The manager, while she agreed with Cox, said the only thing she could do was email the complaint to her corporate managers.

"As I was leaving the mall, I just had this though come to me that I can't leave it, I can't let it stay in the window for three or four more days while someone makes a decision," Cox said.

Cox decided then that the only thing she knew to do: she bought every single T-shirt she found explicit in the store.

"I asked her, told her it didn't matter what the cost was, that I just wanted every single one, including the displays, to be out of the store," Cox said.

Cox said fortunately, they didn't have any stock in the back, so she walked out of the store spending just close to $600.

The mall's store manager said Cox was the only one to complain about the display.

But Cox said she is not stopping with that complaint. She plans on meeting with the city attorney to find out if she can have the T-shirts or any similar campaigns banned from the store.

"I hope it sends a really strong message to PacSun that, at least in this community, this is not a standard for us," Cox said. "This is not something we approve of."

Cox said she plans on returning the shirts at the end of the store's 60-day return policy for a full refund.

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