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      09-14-2012, 12:29 PM   #1
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Talking Video: Apple Store Burglars Give New Meaning to Taking a BMW X5 Off-Road

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Many BMW fans are also big fans of Apple products, but this is combining the two interests and taking it oh perhaps just a little bit too far.

On September 6th at approximately 5am, a Los Angeles man and his cohorts were caught on camera off-roading their 2003 X5 SUV straight into (and past the glass and metal security gate of) an Apple store in Temecula where they attempted to burglarize the store.

Unfortunately for them, the metal security gate dropped down after the car's entry and they had quite some fun testing the X5's power trying to get back out.

The accused man is being held on $600,000 bail, which is the estimated damage to the Apple Store, authorities said. He is charged with vandalism, burglary and theft of electronics in connection with the break-in

Oh but there's more! He's also being charged with burglary and theft of merchandise later in the day from a 7-Eleven. The X5 left the store with two flat tires so the crew did what any burglarizing gang would do - visit the closest 7-11 to steal some Fix-A-Flat.

The accused driver, Equonne R. Howard, was detained near the scene of the crime a few hours later. Police think he returned looking for his license plate that fell off from ramming the security gate. Pure genius!



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      09-14-2012, 12:34 PM   #2
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So this dumbass caused several thousand dollars worth of damage to (what appears to be) a perfectly good X5 to get several hundred dollars worth of merchandise? I think somebody just clinched their nomination for a Darwin award.
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      09-14-2012, 12:47 PM   #3
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So this dumbass caused several thousand dollars worth of damage to (what appears to be) a perfectly good X5 to get several hundred dollars worth of merchandise? I think somebody just clinched their nomination for a Darwin award.
He would need to die from his stupidity to qualify
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      09-14-2012, 04:01 PM   #4
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only in SoCal would someone use a $60k BMW for this kind of thing.

Might have been a good commercial for how RFTs can come in handy... but I guess those tires chewed up enough broken iPhones to give up only a few blocks away from the store.
Hopefully they have the tire/wheel insurance.
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      09-14-2012, 05:24 PM   #5
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He would need to die from his stupidity to qualify
Oh yeah... forgot about that technicality. Guess he'll have to try again.
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Only thing that comes to mind is, why did he not go after the laptops as they are 2-4 times the value of the iPads that he was grabbing, and why would he not have a plane to go to the back and take the big stacks of iPhones they have back there. I mean for the size they have the highest value. What a bad bad plan.
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      09-17-2012, 09:06 AM   #7
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What an idiot
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      09-17-2012, 06:05 PM   #8
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Gives new meaning to "drive in window" LOL.
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Wow thats a strong ass window.
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      09-17-2012, 06:10 PM   #10
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That was UNREAL!

Maybe he was looking for a BMW Apps retrofit?
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That is crazy! I live right next to Temecula. That's where I bought my MacBook Pro. What a sad way to ruin a nice BMW
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Why do "n00b" criminals always use their own vehicles? Might as well walk in unmasked too. Just watching any heist movie would give you enough pointers to avoid immediate capture.
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I bet he is a PC user...
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this guy went through all this trouble just for a few 16GB iPhone 4/4S and iPod touch? Somebody is desperate...
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hahahah then he could not get out, hope he opted for the appearance and tire package, but this car was probably stolen
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to steal *few iphone/ipod lol!!! big fail
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he must've thought that the iPhone 5 is out. What a surprise he got.
The irony is that he couldn't back-up that easily
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He was prolly on meth or something...
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Haha! SUV has to be stolen. Humans can't be that stupid.
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Atleast take a hand full of Mac Book Pros... effing stupid -__- if your gonna do it than GO BIG OR GO HOME SON! HAHAHA
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