Here at QuakeCon 2007 a 17-year-old kid got caught stealing a PSP. He decided to steal the PSP from a guy not too far from him then went to the DC++ chat to try to sell it. Then the PSP’s owner finds the kid on DC++ selling his PSP right after it’s missing. And of course we all know where it goes from here…the PSP owner acts like he’s interested in buying the PSP, finds that it is indeed his PSP, and before long QuakeCon staff and the Dallas PD get him kicked out of the event. Rumor has it that he’s permabanned from the event and they may even be informing BlizzCon too.
This is a story from someone who knew the guy that had the PSP stolen:
“My girlfriend (Day_Dreamer) is actually to credit for this. This guy stole the PSP from a friend of ours and tried to sell it on DC++ chat. My gf private-messaged the guy and offered $190 to buy it. She then met up with him and tried to get the S/N off of the PSP, but the sticker that had the S/N was ripped off by the dude. When asked about it he gave a BS reason that it was a refurbished PSP and didn’t come with one. Later she and I did some research and figured out that you could also identify a PSP by the MAC address the PSP has. She then got a group of cops and Quakecon staff together along with our friend and confronted the dude once again. While asking the guy about the PSP he changed his story several times, ranging from “My brother got it from me” to “I got it for my brother” to “Someone just left it on my keyboard.” Our friend then phoned home to his mom and have her read the MAC address to his PSP off of his PS3, for he had copied the PSP’s firmware information to the PS3 when he got it. After reading off the numbers, and finding out that they matched, the asshole was busted, got all his free stuff that he got from Quakecon taken away, and was banned for life. Like I wrote earlier, my girlfriend did all the detective work and, yes, I am the luckiest boyfriend alive.”