What is a thief to do at the Consumer Electronics Show, where most of the new and cool gadgets on display are tethered or protected by some sort of security? Steal a guest book, of course.
That’s what one rather inept thief tried to do, only he picked the worst target possible: the booth of Swann Security, a company specializing in home security equipment. Naturally, Swann’s cameras recorded the entire incident!
The book (which contained potential client information) and the thief were eventually found in one of the exhibit halls, though he quickly dropped the book and fled. Thankfully, CES’ security people know who he is and will hopefully be able to find him to lay charges.
The moral of the story is really simple – don’t steal from a security company whose products are in use and on display at a major convention.