Sunday, November 4, 2012
Verizon employees steal nude photos, share them with random customer
Everyone loves stupid criminal stories, and when they involve technology, well, that’s just icing on the cake. In this case, it’s also a cautionary tale: never trust Verizon employees with your nude photos. Ever.
In fact, we would go so far as to suggest that you take no nude photos at all, unless it proves to be an absolute necessity. Nothing good ever comes of it. Case in point: a Verizon employee in Florida has been arrested after allegedly stealing nude photos of a woman whom he and another employee were supposedly helping. As bad as that is, the really cringe worthy part is that they… wait for it… decided to share the photos with a random customer.
As if that weren't idiotic enough, they even implicated one another. When one of the employees, Joshua Stuart, couldn’t find the photos on his computer, he called over another employee, Gregory Lampert, who had already saved them to his phone. Unfortunately, the customer they decided to share the photos with turned out to be a friend of the woman in the pictures.
Long story short, the woman’s friend stayed cool, finished his business in the store, then let her know what had happened. After that, they contacted the police, who found the images on a laptop and two phones owned by Lampert, who then confessed to stealing them and has been charged with two felony counts of dealing in stolen property, along with a host of minor stuff. Unfortunately, Stuart is apparently still on the lamb, but we expect that’ll change before long.
At any rate, let this be a lesson to all of you: don’t take nude pictures. Seriously. They always end up in the wrong (sticky) hands. And then on the internet. Just don’t do it!