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09-28-2012, 03:00 AM #1
ABC News Tracks Missing iPad to the Home of a TSA Officer
ABC News recently set up a sting at various main stream airports by leaving behind a total of ten iPads to see what happens to them when they get into the hands of TSA officers. The sting was originally setup after reports of hundreds of thefts by TSA officers from airports around the country continued to come in. Of the ten iPads, nine of them were returned to their owners as the TSA officers followed agency guidelines and immediately contacted the owners and returned them. Unfortunately, one of the iPads was not returned and instead led to the demise of one TSA officer’s job. You can watch the video of the news below:
This specific iPad was last seen on video in the hands of TSA officer Andy Ramirez and ended up going on a thirty mile journey which was tracked using the iPads location services. ABC News waited for two weeks before turning up at Ramirez’s home asking for the device. Ramirez denied it at first but after ABC News activated the audible tone to assist in finding a lost iPhone and iPad using the Find my iPad app, he had no choice but the produce the iPad in question and turn it over. The worst part about the whole story is that he claimed his wife had picked it up at the airport.
"I'm so embarrassed," he told ABC News. "My wife says she got the iPad and brought it home," he said. Moments later, his wife appeared at the door to say she had found it and "no told my husband." Asked how that was possible given that ABC News tape showed him handling the iPad at the security checkpoint, Ramirez shut the door and has not responded to questions since.
Source: ABC News via Reddit
09-28-2012, 04:47 AM #2
Poor guy... I feel bad for him!
It's funny....a few years ago we were watching Chris Hanson perform sting operations busting perverts trying to have sex with little girls...Now we have sting operations busting people for finding/stealing iPads...progression??El Zurdo
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09-28-2012, 05:38 AM #5
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09-28-2012, 05:45 AM #6
surely they can't track you if you turn off 3g network an wifi....right? will they be able to track it even if you fully restore the ipad/iphone? I'm only asking this out of curiosity not promoting it. I would return a lost ipad or iphone to their owners in a heart beat.
09-28-2012, 06:27 AM #7
09-28-2012, 06:48 AM #8
Shame. All I can say, is Bee eye tee see aitch!
09-28-2012, 07:07 AM #9
Even if it's erased you still have window of time from when you leave it to when whoever stole it goes to their home, also if it's registered with apple you can used the imei if ipad's have it to track it down since that number can't be changed.
09-28-2012, 07:17 AM #10
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09-28-2012, 07:37 AM #14
The TSA, protecting your gadgets as if they were their own!
09-28-2012, 07:49 AM #15
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09-28-2012, 09:09 AM #17
did the guy not think to turn it off? wipe it? I mean come on if your going to steal something at least know how to get away with it, not be defeated by a app like find my ipad/iphone.
09-28-2012, 09:11 AM #18
09-28-2012, 09:32 AM #19
thats why i dont steal **** hahahaha **** that foo......
09-28-2012, 10:06 AM #20
deserved what he got. theft is theft.