Discussion in 'The Bar' started by P-B, Sep 14, 2012.
...then can't get out.
I heard it was a Polish driver who thought that was the way to jailbreak a phone.
The driver didn't get far. The 2003 BMW X5 blew out two tires as the driver desperately rammed his way back out after the 5 am smash and grab on Sept. 6.
Cops arrested Equonne R. Howard, 22, of Los Angeles, a few hours later after he allegedly returned to the scene of the crime, apparently looking for a license plate he'd left behind, Riverside County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Kevin McDonald told the paper.
The car was found in a parking lot about a half-mile away from the crime scene. Howard apparently swapped one of the flat tires for a spare, then broke into a nearby 7-Eleven, where he stole a can of Fix-A-Flat in a bid to fix the second tire, McDonald told the paper.
Apple began taking orders for the iPhone 5 just after midnight today, Pacific time, promising delivery by next Friday. Four hours later, demand was so great that some deliver dates were pushed back to two weeks, Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White told The Associated Press.
If the thieves were looking for the newest iPhone, they must have been disappointed: The phone, which retails for between $199 and $399 with a two-year contract, doesn't even go on sale in stores until next Friday. Without a contract, the lowest-end phone costs $649.
Howard, who is charged with vandalism, burglary and theft of services, pleaded not guilty Wednesday. He is being held without bail at the Southwest Detention Center in Riverside County. Cops are hunting for three accomplices.
Howard is on parole, and has a rap sheet that includes convictions for a 2010 burglary and a 2008 robbery, the Press-Enterprise reported.
Temecula is about an hour-and-a-half drive from Los Angeles.
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In a BMW? Times must be tough. Why did he go for the iPods?
A Los Angeles man accused of crashing his SUV through an Apple storefront in Temecula in a brazen burglary last week pleaded not guilty Wednesday, Sept. 12, to multiple felonies.Equonne R. Howard, 22, is being held on $600,000 bail, which is the estimated damage to the Apple Store, authorities said. He is charged with vandalism, burglary and theft of electronics in connection with the break-in, as well as burglary and theft of merchandise later in the day from a 7-Eleven, court records show.Wearing orange jail clothes and shackles while sitting in a courtroom at the Southwest Justice Center in French Valley, Howard appeared stunned when a lawyer from the Riverside County public defender's office showed him the two-page complaint listing the charges against him.
Prosecutors also allege Howard, who was on parole, has a 2010 burglary conviction from Los Angeles County and a 2008 robbery conviction.Howard asked the defense attorney what evidence there is against him, adding that he believes there is none.
"Wow," he said. "This is crazy."
Riverside County sheriff's officials said Howard used his own 2003 BMW X5 to smash through the glass storefront and metal security gate about 5 a.m. Sept. 6. Surveillance footage shows other men with their faces covered jumping out of the SUV and beginning to grab iPhones and iPads off
display tables, sheriff's officials said.
strange thing is he used his own car.
And as soon as he connected one of those devices to the Internet, the GPS would show the cops right where he was.
he probably thout he was stealing actual apples
stealing apple monitors would be the smartest thing to do. those sell for $1000 and aren't easy to trace.
nice that is one way to do it
I wouldn't even want to steal those devices. Fuck Apple.
Especially if I need to ruin a nice car for it.