Police apprehend suspect in $1.9 million iPad mini theft at JFK

Police apprehend suspect in $1.9 million iPad mini theft at JFK

A couple of days ago some heisted almost two million dollars worth of iPad minis from JFK airport. Turns out, however, the culprit was more would-be-wiseguy than actually good goofella. Once again proving that no amount of law enforcement or manpower can equal suspects being less than clever, John Paczkowski of AllThingsD reports:

The suspect, Renel Rene Richardson, blew his cover by asking his co-workers for details about the iPad shipment and where to find a forklift a few days before the theft.

And yeah, no relation.

Source: AllThingsD

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There are 10 comments. Add yours.

Bluecanary says:

Rene Richardson... iPad Enthusiest... Hm...

rustymini says:

Worlds Stupidest Criminals......a new segment......coming soon. haha

DravenX says:

Thought there was a show like that on G4.

jerome g says:

Can they ship them with a find my iPad app ?

SockRolid says:

Yup. There's a Find my iPad app. With a remote-lock feature to essentially brick any stolen iPad the moment it goes online.

SockRolid says:

Amateurs. The world is *full* of amateurs. And sometimes that's a good thing.

robert.walter says:

More goof-fella than wise-guy.

GlennRuss says:

2 million dollars? Why did he need a forklift? That is only about 10 iPad minis. Apple is expensive you know. He could have carried them out. Kidding aside, he was really dumb, and you trust them with handling your guitars when you fly. Scary.

imoredaddy says:

These guys had to be Android users.