Engraved iPod helps police catch thief

velocityg4

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Dec 19, 2004
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TITUSVILLE — An anti-theft message left on an iPod helped Titusville police grab the man accused of stealing it.

Wilford McCloud, 25, Titusville, faces one count of burglary and one count of grand theft.

Titusville Police said they stopped McCloud at 5 a.m. Monday after seeing him riding a bicycle without proper safety lights.

During the conversation with officers, McCloud pulled out an iPod engraved with its owner’s name and the phrase, “Please don’t steal me.”

Officers took the iPod and released McCloud, who claimed he bought the music player for $20.

The iPod owner reported it stolen the next day. Detectives arrested McCloud Wednesday morning after another interview.
It's good that the engraving actually worked.

Link: http://www.floridatoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070823/BREAKINGNEWS/70823028&template=news0301
 

Killyp

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Jun 14, 2006
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Smart, this is what iPod engraving should be for IMO, but I'm just careful with my iPod, never leaves my pocket (and I'm one of these people who would know if I got pick-pocketed).
 

yetanotherdave

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Smart, this is what iPod engraving should be for IMO, but I'm just careful with my iPod, never leaves my pocket (and I'm one of these people who would know if I got pick-pocketed).
How? (serious question) some of these guys are pro's, you'll never know until you go for the thing that's been lifted.
 

iTeen

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How? (serious question) some of these guys are pro's, you'll never know until you go for the thing that's been lifted.
well...at least for my ipod i normally have it plugged into my ears...i would notice if the music stopped or my earphones got plucked out of my ears.:rolleyes: