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Beware cheap Nikons on eBay: 22 stolen from NYC red light cameras

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by vta, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Oh those silly heroine addicts...


    Hopefully you're not the sort to risk things by gunning it when the light turns yellow, pushing your (and our) luck, saving yourself a few seconds on the race to the next intersection, and sneering red light cameras. Maybe if you knew the kind of hardware in there you'd have more respect: Nikon's D2X digital SLR.

    We had no idea there were pro-level shooters in there, but a New York City couple certainly did, running around the city with a cherry picker and pilfering 22 of the things, all sold at pawn shops for a total of $88,000 $6,600 -- money that was promptly spent to further their heroin habit. These two channel swimmers, 45-year-old Anthony Cintorrino and 29-year-old Tara LaBurt, got away with this for a full month before the authorities finally caught up with them. When they were approached they said they were with the DoT... then promptly started running. :)laugh2:)

    They didn't get far. Crime doesn't pay, folks, even if it's for a sweet body like that.

    Update: The cameras were worth $88,000, but the couple pawned them off for a measly $300 apiece, netting a total of under seven grand. That's a crying shame.

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