Originally Posted by Harleigh Quinn
Let's stop falling back on that. In a criminal case you must be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a crime has been committed and if the "victim: is unwilling to state a crime has been committed against them, i.e.: a police report or ratified statement stating such makes this a difficult case to prosecute.
The "that" which is being fallen back to is precisely the point.
Everyone needs to realize GIZMODO REPORTED THE CRIME. They did so in excruciating detail over and over and over again like the hit whores that they are.Was an iPhone found?
Yes, see pages and pages of Gizmodo stating this.Was the iPhone turned into the police, the bar owner, an Apple employee, sent to Apple headquarters or store, or was the engineer contacted (the finder had his Facebook profile)?
No, again see Gizmodo's website.Was the iPhone purchased?
Yes. And once again we see Gizmodo stating that they did (for $5,000).Was the iPhone taken under their own usage
Yes. They disassembled it. See gizmodo.com if you're still confused on where this comes from.
So clearly, we have a felonies here under California Penal Code 485 and 496.
Apple didn't need to report the iPhone stolen. Apple didn't need to do anything for charged to be brought. One could argue that Apple needed to provide proof of ownership, but that's certainly not going to be contested, and it doesn't matter. The finder stole the phone from someone, it doesn't matter who.
If you're going to hate on Apple, hate on me as well...
A few years ago, I had a phone stolen from my car. I never reported it. Police found someone with my phone and they tracked me down through the service provider. I went in to claim the phone and fill out paperwork stating I owned the phone and how much it was worth. It was enough to charge the guy with a felony. He had claimed he had found it, and that was enough to charge him since he admitted that he hadn't tried to return it. The prosecution of the guy had nothing to do with me. And this all happened in the same county as Redwood City.