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SKT174
28-08-2006, 11:08 AM
28 August 2006

Time is running out for a cheeky shoplifter who became an Internet star after stealing a laptop in broad daylight from a Greymouth computer store.

IT at Work uploaded its security footage of the thief taking a Hewlett-Packard laptop on Google.com to the sound of the Pink Panther theme music.

The footage has been a hit with internet users worldwide, making it the site's most watched video clip for a week.

Constable Rose Green says Christchurch Police have identified a prime suspect and are in the process of tracking him down. :D

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2061842890783782238&q=laptop+new+zealand

mejobloggs
28-08-2006, 11:40 AM
Ahaha, thanks! Makes up for the lack of monday jokes :)

Fishy
28-08-2006, 12:24 PM
Story about it here (http://www.stubbedtoe.co.nz/blog/blog.php?blog=10) on a blog.

Quote:
"The thing is, the laptop is a brand new model, and it had no battery in it, so it's completely useless to the guy. You can't get a generic charger that'll fit/have a high enough wattage (Without some serious rangi'n), and the charger for it is also a new model, so any older HP/Compaq chargers will not fit, so this guy is ****ed. Hewlett Packard are putting a flag on any spare batterys or chargers ordered, and are putting out notice to every HP dealer in the country"

Haha he steals a $2,000 laptop and can't turn the thing on. :lol:

bob_doe_nz
28-08-2006, 02:08 PM
Quote:
You can't get a generic charger that'll fit/have a high enough wattage (Without some serious rangi'n), and the charger for it is also a new model, so any older HP/Compaq chargers will not fit, so this guy is ****ed.
My local foodtown has generic chargers (Laser brand) for $100. Fits most if not all lappies via interchangable adaptors