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Theft 101: Don’t Steal From A Security Company

- January 29th, 2010

CES

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.

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3 comments

  1. Alex Spittal | January 29, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    epic fail

  2. Greg Gazin | January 29, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    I watched the video of the theft at CES, but somehow, it didn’t seem right. It almost looked like the alleged thief glimpsed back at the camera –but not anywhere else, for a split second.

    Makes me wonder… hmmm!

  3. Rose winslet | February 27, 2013 at 1:22 am

    Some security guard companies require their employees to undergo an in-house certification process before securing employment. This procedure usually entails passing a criminal background check and illegal or controlled substances test.
    Reference: http://www.sharpedge.ie/

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