Here's just a quick googling of iPod-related crimes from last Friday, all within 24 hours. What can we deduce from these stories? And from the many others I did not include? To even the most casual observer, it becomes clear that iPods are a root cause of crime throughout the world. They're involved in thefts, in assaults, and even in murders. Remove the iPod and perhaps you make the world a safer place.
[Theft] Police hunt teen robber
The youth stole a mobile phone and iPod.
[Murder] Employer knew he was under suspicion when 2nd woman slain
Police recovered an iPod that Triplett allegedly took from Ordidge's apartment.
[Counterfeiting] Beware of gifts that aren't what they seem
Mr Smith said the latest 'must have' Christmas present to attract the attention of the counterfeiters were iPod nanos.
[Theft] Car iPods are thieves' latest 'must steel'[sic] target
The problem is the iPod, sat nav or phone can easily be sold in a pub or on a street corner for a few quid. That is bread and butter to the opportunists.
[Assault and Robbery] Teens arrested in El Cerrito assault, robbery
El Cerrito police arrested three Richmond teens Tuesday after they allegedly attacked a female walking alone and stole her iPod and her bank card.
[Robbery] Police and Fire
Five teenagers were charged with robbing a 30-year-old Centreville man of money and his iPod.
[Theft] On the Logs
A 15-year-old at East Hampton High School told police that, while he was in gym class between noon and 1 pm last Thursday, a $250 iPod Nano was stolen.
[Theft] Police Log
At 5:37 pm, police responded to the first of two calls on Park Avenue after two cars' windows were smashed, and a cellular phone and Ipod were stolen.
[Assault] Police Beat
The Creamery on Ninth East reported an argument. The confrontation began with two parties, then a third party attempted to intervene. The agitation was over the use of an Ipod.
[Theft] Wal-Mart Workers Arrested
After his arrest for West City Police, Cocke gave a statement in which he admitted that he had previously stolen an iPod Nano and several soft drinks.
[Theft] Crooks snatch goods from volunteer kids
Stolen items included calculators, wallets, a camera, an iPod and a handmade guitar that belonged to four students.
[Theft] Hackensack man charged with iPod thefts
Police on Wednesday charged a Hackensack man with committing a series of snatch-and-run thefts of iPods at RadioShack stores in four Bergen County towns.