Checkout this story from MacCast listener Adam:
This story is so amazing, I hope you believe it. But honest to God, it’s 100% true.
So I bought a Nano for my uncle as a gift when they first came out. About a month ago, I get a phone message from someone at Apple. They say the Houston Police have contacted them and that they (the Houston Police) have my Nano and to please contact officer Richards and they leave me her phone number.
As I live in NJ, I thought it was some type of phone scam, plus, I don’t have a Nano! 3 days go by and I get 3 more messages from Apple with the same message. So I break down and call Apple to see if they have any record of these calls they’ve made to me. They put me through to Apple – fraud or “loss prevention” I think it’s called. And yup, sure enough, they’ve got my info and had been contacted by the Houston police.
Now I am really curious, what is going on. So I call Officer Richards and she picks up on the 1st ring! She tells me that they had recovered a Nano from someone and knew it was “hot” or stolen merchandise, called Apple, gave Apple the serial # and traced it back to me. Wow. She asks me if it’s mine and I say, “no, I don’t even have a Nano” totally forgetting that I had purchased one for my uncle and hang up. Story over? Not yet.
I call Andy, a friend of mine and my uncle’s and I tell him this wild story because he loves this type of thing and he says that my uncle had told him that he had lost his nano on an airplane from JFK to Houston!
So I have my uncle call the officer, he has to describe what songs are on the nano, and about 3 weeks later, ta-da, he gets his nano back.
Moral of the story: The police in Houston aren’t that busy and Apple rocks.