Lazy Cops Don’t Care If You Only Get Scammed Out Of $1200

A Philadelphia pizza shop owner had a rough time during the Superbowl this year—he got over a dozen fake orders from a prankster with a blocked phone number, forcing him to toss out lots of food with no place to go.  This prank turned out to have serious costs to the owner, Frank Maimone, to the tune of $1200.  The real sad part of this story; it seems the police don’t feel Frank’s loss is enough to bother investigating.

It turns out the perp could be found if Frank can get the police to subpoena Verizon for the name behind the blocked number, but a detective from the local police department claims that won’t bother with a case that’s worth less than $2000.  Does this mean you can get away with theft in Philly as long as you keep it under $2000?   A veteran detective from another police station, who was asked about this case said:  “He got a lazy detective who didn’t feel like working the case.”  It’s a good thing the people of Philadelphia pay taxes to have such a hardworking and devoted police force.

Source: Philly.com

Philadelphia Man Wants Quiet Bus Ride Home, Jams All Cell Phones On The Bus

In Philadelphia a local news team went undercover to track down a man who was using a cell phone jamming device he purchased online to shut down cell phone calls on the city buses.  His reason?  He just doesn’t want to hear people talking on cell phones.

The cell phone rudeness vigilante believes he is taking the law into his own hands and proudly admits to using a device that can not only disrupt cell phones, but can even sometimes disrupt GPS systems and police radios.  It turns out that buying, owning, or using a cellular jamming device is against federal law, and can come with jail time and hefty fines.  The man using this device later contacted the reporters that caught him using the device, stating that he will dispose of the jammer to keep out of trouble.

Source:  nbcphiladelphia.com