With holidays here, there will be a lot of traveling going on. Well, with traveling, there needs to be vigilance. Why? Because of people like this.
It turns out; a South Carolina man's iPad was stolen at LaGuardia Airport in New York City, but got quite the shock when photos of the apparent thief started popping up on his iCloud account, which stores photos taken from the gadget. As luck would have it, the not-so-slick suspect works at an airport currency booth and was careless enough to use the iPad to take photos of herself in uniform. What an idiot!
70-year-old, Martin Alfonsi said, "You would think that you can trust an employee of the airport who is in uniform." Wrong! If he's ever read my blog before, he would've known that iPads are one of the most stolen items at the airport. The woman's co-worker at a Travelex Currency Exchange booth in Terminal B identified the woman in the photograph as Naima, who was employed by Travelex for five years. No one has been charged and Port Authority police say the case is still under investigation.
Oddly enough, Alfonsi's strange ordeal began on September 11, 2012. He and his wife, Kay, were at the tail end of a trip to the city to visit their daughter, Sharyn Alfonsi, who is an on-air correspondent for "60 Minutes Sports." While Martin was standing at the Air Spirit ticket counter, his wife was seated nearby, with the iPad beside her. The iPad was a birthday gift from his daughter. At one point, Kay got up to answer a question from her husband, but by the time she returned to her seat less than a minute later, the device was gone. Martin and his wife immediately filed a report with the Port Authority Police Department. Okay, why would you leave an iPad or something of that nature unattended? This is New York for crying out loud! I say that was a dumb move on their part.
Anyway, convinced that the iPad was gone, he bought himself a new one, but recently when he logged onto his iCloud account that he spotted the photos of the apparent thief. There were a number of shots of the woman posing at the airport, while others documented family trips including one to the Statue of Liberty.
Martin Alfonsi doesn't even care about getting the iPad back. He just wants Naima to learn a lesson and that lesson is that you can't steal because there will be consequences. Well, I have to say that both parties were pretty dumb. The Alfonsis were dumb for leaving their iPad on the bench unattended in New York City. The airport employee was pretty dumb for not wiping the iPad back to factory settings. She could have easily gotten away with this had she wiped the iPad. People are idiots, but my point was to stay vigilant with your belongings if you're traveling during the holidays and have a Happy Thanksgiving!