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(9 News)   "It's been a continuing fountain of entertainment for me. It's just like I'll wake up one day and they'll be new pictures there and I'm like oh my gosh, she has no idea"   (9news.com ) divider line
    More: Amusing, iPads, oh my gosh, Allen Engstram, apple devices  
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2013-03-14 10:02:07 PM  
4 votes:

mikaloyd: f you leave your ipad on an airplane it isnt farking stolen. You lost the damned thing and they found it. They did NOT steal it. YOU lost it. If they are nice they will go to all the trouble to find your dumbass and return it. If not too bad.


Unfortunately the old "Finders keepers, losers weepers" defense wont hold up in court. If you take something that doesn't belong to you it's theft, regardless of circumstance.
2013-03-14 06:25:06 PM  
4 votes:
I know we were all young and dumb once, but any young person who documents their crimes on social media should be locked away for life in order to protect the gene pool.
2013-03-14 07:16:56 PM  
3 votes:
"Unfortunately.. disabled locater service"

Why not link to more of the photos?  I'm sure the power of the intarwebs could have this solved within hours.
2013-03-14 11:51:17 PM  
2 votes:

Wise_Guy: Pop quiz, hotshot.  You lose your $500 iPad, and a couple of days later photos of an incredibly hot chick in various states of undress and playfulness start popping up on your stream.  The pictures are getting more and more graphic.  You have tracking software so you have somewhat of an ability to locate it, but the tracking software will cease to function in 24 hours.

What do you do?  What do you do?


You track it and write down her address, but don't turn her in until the dirty pics stop coming. What is this, Kindergarten?
2013-03-14 08:57:09 PM  
2 votes:
Shocker!!!... she's black. I keed I keed... but are you surprised?
2013-03-14 08:53:33 PM  
2 votes:

Fark It: MylesHeartVodak: He mentions contacting the police?  She didn't steal it.  He lost it.  Finder's Keepers.  She may have even bought it, in good faith, from whoever did find it.

His name and info is etched into the back. It doesn't matter how she acquired it, it's against the law to even possess stolen property.

/5:1 she's TSA


I bought a used book from the library once. There was a handwritten note on the inside cover that said, "To Steve." I guess I'm a criminal.
2013-03-14 08:08:26 PM  
2 votes:

MylesHeartVodak: He mentions contacting the police?  She didn't steal it.  He lost it.  Finder's Keepers.  She may have even bought it, in good faith, from whoever did find it.


Does that theory also work for parked cars?
2013-03-14 07:32:21 PM  
2 votes:
If it's phoning home with images, check the picture metadata.  If GPS is on you'll have a house number in mere minutes.  If it's off, you might still get close.
2013-03-14 07:31:59 PM  
2 votes:
I lost my first digital camera on a plane.  Took stuff out of my carryon to get the spare battery for my Libretto and, apparently, forgot to put the camera back.  This was back when the lowest digital point-and-shoot cost $500 so it was kind of a big deal.  I called the airline and, of course, there was no camera found on the plane.  But I know it was because I'd taken out the compact-flash card to transfer my vacation pics to the computer while I was on the plane.  And I'd been bumped to first class and had a pretty cool musician as a seatmate.  He didn't seem like the type to go rooting around under seats looking for loot.

What I'm saying is I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out the thief is part of the crew that cleans planes between flights.  That's where I'd start showing that picture around if I were serious about getting the ipad back.
2013-03-14 07:17:21 PM  
2 votes:

Shostie: Jesus. Just pop open the Find My iPhone/iPad app and find in seconds, Veronica Mars.


Did you rtfa?
2013-03-15 09:03:19 AM  
1 vote:

MylesHeartVodak: He mentions contacting the police?  She didn't steal it.  He lost it.  Finder's Keepers.  She may have even bought it, in good faith, from whoever did find it.


There isn't really a "finder's keeps": " At common law, the finder of a lost item could claim the right to possess the item against any person except the true owner or any previous possessors"
2013-03-15 12:17:57 AM  
1 vote:

noitsnot: netweavr: Probably stolen by the TSA

That would be hilarious and is probably quite likely.


He said he left it on the plane.
2013-03-14 11:03:58 PM  
1 vote:
So do most people under the age of say, thirty, frequently take photos of themselves? I don't mean a photo of themself with a group of friends, but pictures of just themselves, like the girl in article. Is everyone now a complete narcissist?
2013-03-14 10:37:36 PM  
1 vote:
With a good enough lawyer, she could get the guy and his family for invasion of privacy- and posting private pictures of her on the internet.

She doesn't know the ipad is stolen. Even if the name isn't scratched off, someone could have told her it was a 3rd or 4th hand ipad.

In fact, if she happened to go to the apple site and check warranty/ support for info about it, she pretty much has a slam dunk case against the guy for posting her images on the internet.


New way to "make" money:

Steal ipad, check the apple site for updates (from public location), ask if the ipad is stolen, if it is reported stolen, have a 3rd party turn it into police.

If not, leave the old connections to other devices on it, take "compromising" images of self (or a 3rd party), wait for images to appear on internet, get lawsuit happy.
2013-03-14 10:08:28 PM  
1 vote:
Id start shooting my own pics and letting them sync back. Notes like "turn me in, im stolen" and "im inside the house" and "call this number" and have it be the police line, etc etc etc.
2013-03-14 09:45:19 PM  
1 vote:

mikaloyd: f you leave your ipad on an airplane it isnt farking stolen. You lost the damned thing and they found it. They did NOT steal it. YOU lost it. If they are nice they will go to all the trouble to find your dumbass and return it. If not too bad.


Go to all the trouble = reading the etched information on the back.
2013-03-14 09:41:09 PM  
1 vote:
f you leave your ipad on an airplane it isnt farking stolen. You lost the damned thing and they found it. They did NOT steal it. YOU lost it. If they are nice they will go to all the trouble to find your dumbass and return it. If not too bad.
2013-03-14 09:22:27 PM  
1 vote:

whatshisname: MylesHeartVodak: He mentions contacting the police?  She didn't steal it.  He lost it.  Finder's Keepers.  She may have even bought it, in good faith, from whoever did find it.

Does that theory also work for parked cars?


ProfessorOhki: Fark It: MylesHeartVodak: He mentions contacting the police?  She didn't steal it.  He lost it.  Finder's Keepers.  She may have even bought it, in good faith, from whoever did find it.

His name and info is etched into the back. It doesn't matter how she acquired it, it's against the law to even possess stolen property.

/5:1 she's TSA

I bought a used book from the library once. There was a handwritten note on the inside cover that said, "To Steve." I guess I'm a criminal.


I bought my first iPod from a pawn shop for 30 bucks, the dude that hocked it etched his name in the back too. The thing still works to this day (though it doesn't hold a charge for long). Totally legit.

I'm not sure what the law would say about all the music it came with though, never did wipe the thing, just checked it out as is and got another one for my tunes, that thing was loaded with mostly good stuff!
2013-03-14 08:48:49 PM  
1 vote:

MylesHeartVodak: He mentions contacting the police?  She didn't steal it.  He lost it.  Finder's Keepers.  She may have even bought it, in good faith, from whoever did find it.


His name and info is etched into the back. It doesn't matter how she acquired it, it's against the law to even possess stolen property.

/5:1 she's TSA
2013-03-14 08:38:41 PM  
1 vote:

A Shambling Mound: MylesHeartVodak: He mentions contacting the police?  She didn't steal it.  He lost it.  Finder's Keepers.  She may have even bought it, in good faith, from whoever did find it.

Are there functioning adults out there that really think "finders keepers" is a thing? Also speaking from direct experience, buying something "in good faith" that turns out to stolen can result in much more trouble than you may imagine.

Granted, if the guy hasn't reported it stolen (and it doesn't sound like he has) then it isn't stolen.


I'd like to add that anyone who turns off location tracking for whatever tinfoil hat reason they may choose deserves whatever they get when they lose the device they deliberately rendered untrackable. Which is nothing.
2013-03-14 08:36:50 PM  
1 vote:

MylesHeartVodak: He mentions contacting the police?  She didn't steal it.  He lost it.  Finder's Keepers.  She may have even bought it, in good faith, from whoever did find it.


Are there functioning adults out there that really think "finders keepers" is a thing? Also speaking from direct experience, buying something "in good faith" that turns out to stolen can result in much more trouble than you may imagine.

Granted, if the guy hasn't reported it stolen (and it doesn't sound like he has) then it isn't stolen.
2013-03-14 08:36:09 PM  
1 vote:

KangTheMad: Wise_Guy: Pop quiz, hotshot.  You lose your $500 iPad, and a couple of days later photos of an incredibly hot chick in various states of undress and playfulness start popping up on your stream.  The pictures are getting more and more graphic.  You have tracking software so you have somewhat of an ability to locate it, but the tracking software will cease to function in 24 hours.

What do you do?  What do you do?

Get her address and go over to get lucky, duh.


Ok, but who's the post-coital iPad owner?
2013-03-14 08:08:50 PM  
1 vote:
I can't work any of those iAnythings.  My neanderthal digits and reptillian brain have me wanting to smash my wife's stuff every time I pick it up.

I guess what I'm saying is, you can leave your ishiat around me and have no worries.  Well, I might step on it.  Or sit on it.  But I won't steal it.
2013-03-14 08:08:09 PM  
1 vote:
Pop quiz, hotshot.  You lose your $500 iPad, and a couple of days later photos of an incredibly hot chick in various states of undress and playfulness start popping up on your stream.  The pictures are getting more and more graphic.  You have tracking software so you have somewhat of an ability to locate it, but the tracking software will cease to function in 24 hours.

What do you do?  What do you do?
2013-03-14 08:05:28 PM  
1 vote:
He mentions contacting the police?  She didn't steal it.  He lost it.  Finder's Keepers.  She may have even bought it, in good faith, from whoever did find it.
2013-03-14 07:43:24 PM  
1 vote:

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Shostie: KangTheMad: Shostie: Jesus. Just pop open the Find My iPhone/iPad app and find in seconds, Veronica Mars.

Did you rtfa?

No? Why would I do that?

Game, set and match.


I WIN! I WIN!

www.sonsofbutcher.com
2013-03-14 07:32:36 PM  
1 vote:

EViLTeW: "Unfortunately.. disabled locater service"

Why not link to more of the photos?  I'm sure the power of the intarwebs could have this solved within hours.


I  agree with your comment, unless she is some bag lady or invisible homeless person but yeah he should of put out more photos, if anybody that knows her owns a computer she should be found. Of course still no guarantee he will get the iPad back.
2013-03-14 07:27:53 PM  
1 vote:

RexTalionis: Mentat: I know we were all young and dumb once, but any young person who documents their crimes on social media should be locked away for life in order to protect the gene pool.

I don't think this is a case of someone documenting their crimes on social media so much as someone who doesn't know that photosyncing with iCloud is activated on the iPad.


Anyone not bright enough to wipe their stolen equipment clean immediately isn't worthy anyway.

That won't help with LoJack or someone who gets Hell to freeze and a cell company to trace the signal, but will eliminate just about every other way to track down a stolen phone/pad, since Apple happily registers stolen serial numbers under new accounts.
2013-03-14 07:17:22 PM  
1 vote:

Benevolent Misanthrope: RexTalionis: Mentat: I know we were all young and dumb once, but any young person who documents their crimes on social media should be locked away for life in order to protect the gene pool.

I don't think this is a case of someone documenting their crimes on social media so much as someone who doesn't know that photosyncing with iCloud is activated on the iPad.

Well, she does now.


He couldn't help himself, he just had to get on you tube, now he will never get it back. Obviously should of tracked her down before going all media.
2013-03-14 07:13:44 PM  
1 vote:
How does anyone get any kind of iThing and not activate the "Find my iThing" feature? The stolen device is obviously connected to some kind of network or he wouldn't be getting the PhotoStream on his phone. If he had turned on that feature, he'd just about have the freakin' street address where the device is located.
2013-03-14 07:12:37 PM  
1 vote:

RexTalionis: Mentat: I know we were all young and dumb once, but any young person who documents their crimes on social media should be locked away for life in order to protect the gene pool.

I don't think this is a case of someone documenting their crimes on social media so much as someone who doesn't know that photosyncing with iCloud is activated on the iPad.


Well, she does now.
2013-03-14 07:12:14 PM  
1 vote:
Jesus. Just pop open the Find My iPhone/iPad app and find in seconds, Veronica Mars.
2013-03-14 06:35:15 PM  
1 vote:

Mentat: I know we were all young and dumb once, but any young person who documents their crimes on social media should be locked away for life in order to protect the gene pool.


I don't think this is a case of someone documenting their crimes on social media so much as someone who doesn't know that photosyncing with iCloud is activated on the iPad.
 
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