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Thursday
Oct062011

Pair Steals Huge Haul from Apple Store on Night of Steve Jobs’ Death

Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- Little Rock, Ark., police are still searching for two suspects who burglarized a local Apple store, making off with dozens of iPhones and iPads Wednesday night, just hours after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ death was announced.

According to the police report, the thieves stole 26 iPhones, 21 iPads, 10 Macbook computers, five iPod touches and one DVD. Two witnesses, Robert Blake and Amy Parker, both 30 and from Little Rock, told police they went to the store at 17711 Chenal Parkway to place flowers in memory of Jobs. They saw an unidentified black male run out of the store and get into a maroon Pontiac, which was driven by a second unidentified black male.

The first suspect was described as being 5-foot-8 and weighing around 140 pounds, who was wearing a white hat, white T-shirt and jeans. The second suspect was wearing a white hat, white shirt and green shorts.

The getaway car was described as a maroon two-door, with gray primer on the front driver’s side bumper, ABC affiliate KATV reported. It had Arkansas plates.

The store just celebrated its grand opening on Aug. 27.

Calls to Apple regarding the incident were not immediately returned.

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Tuesday
Jan252011

Lawmakers Seek to Crack Down on Distracted Pedestrians

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Lawmakers in New York and Arkansas are taking aim at pedestrians who are distracted by electronic devices while running or walking on sidewalks and streets.

New York Sen. Carl Kruger is looking to impose a fine on walkers or joggers using a cell phone, iPod, or other electronic device while crossing the street in a big city.

"If somebody is found using a cell phone or texting or receiving an instant message while crossing the street then they would be subject to a $100 fine," Kruger said.

The senator added that the fine would not be wiped out by simply mailing in a check.

"You get the fine, you have to appear in court, you have to lose some time.  You have to appear before a judge.  You're gonna get admonished for what you did.  And you're going to have to pay that civil fine," he said.

Kruger said the proposed fine is not a ploy to raise money but rather the result of reported deaths around the country in connection to distracted pedestrians.  Of those deaths, two were in his district in Brooklyn, where, in one incident, he said "a gentleman was standing on the corner, ready to cross the street, wired into his iPod, crosses over, walks right into a New York City bus."

Moreover, Arkansas Sen. Jimmy Jeffress is proposing a bill that would forbid pedestrians from wearing headphones in both ears when they are on or near streets, intersections or highways, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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