If you’ve jailbroken your iPhone or iPod touch with little to no regard for the law, maybe it’s time you reconsider your evil ways. Apparently, jailbreaking your iDevice will get the cops on your back if you’re not careful.
Not knowing any better, a fellow who goes by the name of hotrod1964 (whom we shall call Mr. Hotrod henceforth) on Twitter says he made the mistake of walking into an Apple Store armed with a jailbroken iPod touch. According to Mr. Hotrod, after showing the iPod touch to an employee, insanity ensued. When he popped into the store to kill some time, he was apparently accosted by an Apple Store employee who was trying to get him to buy an iPhone. Good ol’ Mr. Hotrod said he would “have no intention of paying for an iphone [sic] if apple [sic] is going to handcuff me.” Bravo! Fight the Man!
The word “handcuff” there might have triggered a chain of events because the next thing you know, the manager was accusing Mr. Hotrod of shenanigans! “I was informed you have an ILLEGAL iTouch,” said the manager and ended up calling the police!
When the cops finally arrived, they were luckily of the more sensible variety. The police told the Apple Store that no laws were being broken and there really was no reason for them to be there.
Was this just an attempt by the evil corporation to confiscate a device which was being used in a matter not intended? Perhaps it was just a case of overreacting or incompetent employees? Maybe this story was all made up! What do you think?