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New York City police officer busted for buying iPhone on the street for $15

0. phoneArena 15 Dec 2012, 02:32 posted on

You have heard the phrase, “If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.” Unfortunately for Sgt Leandry of NYPD...

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posted on 15 Dec 2012, 02:47 12

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1299; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


that wouldn't have happened if he got a samsung instead

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 02:50 9

2. BattleBrat (Posts: 1038; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I read this story and got an image of a pig with an apple in its mouth LOL

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 06:50

12. blingblingthing (Posts: 418; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


lol, good one

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 07:41 2

14. PAPINYC (Posts: 2177; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


iOink, iOink......... +1

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 02:50 1

3. jstahl (Posts: 79; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


First

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 07:43 6

15. PAPINYC (Posts: 2177; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


....... to l○^○k stupid!!

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 09:54 5

27. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2097; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Yeah, first to post third.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 02:51

4. tiara6918 (Posts: 1322; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


$15 for an apple iPhone?! Even a knock off wouldn't cost something like that

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 11:00 4

33. cripton805 (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


You would be surprised. Its the holidays and people need money for gifts.
If I were this cop, I would sue the crap out of the police station.

#1 it took harrasment for him to actually give in. So he might not have wanted the product at all. He could fight that he felt he was being mugged for it.

#2 this is going to affect his carrer over a LEGAL transaction.

#3 i bet the undercover cop didn't know the guy was a cop. If this had been some regular citizen, he probably would have lied and said that he had told the guy it was stolen. So once he found out, he chose not to lie in the report.

#4 I dont know about New York, but most cities incriminate for wire tapping. So if the cop had recorded the deal. (the cop buying the iphone) He couldve been charged for wiretapping.

#5 the state of New Yorm MUST press charges, or they can be sued over an illegal arrest.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 12:09

36. JC557 (Posts: 834; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Some guys are selling their 7th Gen iPod Nanos for less than the retail price due to having something else,ran into financial problems or wanting the older generation of iPod Nano. I've managed to get a brand new iPod Nano 7th Gen for an even trade for my 6th Gen Nano.

$15 is very suspicious but if the aggressive nature of the sting operator is true then yeah, it's a bad arrest. It also depends on the location as the accused could've been in a tight spot and felt $15 would get the guy off his back. Again, this is based on my first hand experience at an upper west side subway station.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 03:36 1

5. kdealltheway (Posts: 89; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


Busted!

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 03:37 1

6. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


Maybe $50 for a iPhone5

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 04:15 2

7. wendygarett (unregistered)


My parents bought an equivalent of $300 second handed ip5 to me, I hope the police won't bust me lol

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 06:42

11. joey_sfb (Posts: 2502; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Well Wendy. Let hope its not some body important that have lost an iPhone 5. Otherwise, Apple will help them track to your doorstep.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 04:28 4

8. maier9900 (Posts: 257; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)


I don't give a Rat's ass what the damn Law is in New York or any other state. If i didn't steal it, i shouldn't be charged with whatever they charge you (they always make s*** up).
If you wanna sell me something like an iPhone for 20 bucks then hell yeah i'll the 20... How would i know if it's stolen or not, it's a great deal same as when we go to the flea Markets... Same crap, most of the merchandise in flea markets ARE STOLEN... FACT.. So then everybody that goes and buys a stolen Car Radio from this guy with a nice booth and everything should be charged right?/??

Come on COP, give me a brake... These Laws are either to be taken seriously or as a joke. Either arrest everybody or Don't arrest anybody... Not when you feel like it.

I would fight with them in court and humiliate them like no one's ever seen.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 04:31 1

9. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


Why was he even arrested? Stolen or not, what somebody does with their money is their own business.
The value of the phone was dropped when it was used for porn during a masturbation marathon then stuck up a woman's uterus for sh*ts and giggles and then dropped but the dog sh*t was there to cushion it. Any takers?

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 07:23 2

13. GoBears (Posts: 333; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Ridiculous. The man is risking his life every day to serve and protect the community. This is how they treat him? Why don't they invest their time and money on real issues that actually affect innocent citizens instead of a sting operation for stolen iJunk? This is one the most disappointing stories I've read in a long time.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 08:18 2

20. caseball2051 (Posts: 31; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)


how they treat him? dont buy stolen goods. he didnt have to buy the phone.

iphone and ipad thefts are an epidemic in NYC. thyere up like 50% or some stupid number like that. NYC is one of the safest cities in the world, when you accomplish that you go after more menial crimes. educate yourself.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 08:54 1

22. GoBears (Posts: 333; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Ok you're right. Stolen stuff is definitely the most pressing issue in NYC.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 09:23

24. caseball2051 (Posts: 31; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)


quit reaching, i never said it was the most pressing issue in NYC. youre defending a criminal. stealing is against the law.

so someone steals your car. you report it. after two months they find a person in another state that bought your car fair and square for 50$ cash. he should not be at fault and should be allowed to keep your car?

didnt think so.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 09:32 1

25. GoBears (Posts: 333; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Wow are you for real dude? You right away think this guy is trash. He's probably a good cop who got pushed into a crappy situation. Whatever, keep bashing the police. I hope when you need them, they are too busy buying a cheap ipod to help you.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 09:37

26. caseball2051 (Posts: 31; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)


just because hes a police officer doenst mean he deserves any respect. hes a criminal. maybe he made a poor choice, but taht doesnt excuse his actions.

hes no different than any other thief out there. i dont understand why people defend police officers just because theyre in positions of authority. people in positions of authority can be assholes too.

this officer could have just as easily arrested the person trying to sell him a hot item. if hes in the internal affairs office hes smart enough to connect the dots.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 09:57 1

28. GoBears (Posts: 333; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Stop being so being high and mighty. You're not perfect either. Not defending him because he's in a position of authority, I'm defending him because just like someone in the military, there's a very real chance he doesn't come from work one day. You nor I have any right to judge this man. He didn't steal the item and don't say buying it is just as bad because that's just a stupid statement. Oh well, I hope he gets off this ridiculous nonsense charge. Maybe the NYPD sting operations should focus on all the gangs, drugs, rape and murder happening everyday instead of this nonsense. Peace out and remember...Friends don't let friends use iOS!

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 10:00

29. caseball2051 (Posts: 31; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)


so someone steals your car. you report it. after two months they find a person in another state that bought your car fair and square for 50$ cash. he should not be at fault and should be allowed to keep your car?

if you cannot answer this question, your logic is flawed. its the same scenario.

btw gobears, go bears love chicago. no malice against you. its just disturbing to see people defending the criminals because they are police officers. this man was trained to prevent, and investigate actions such as this. then committed teh same actions he was trained to stop/investigate. thats a clear decision to me.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 10:19 1

31. GoBears (Posts: 333; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


One last post on this subject. I will love and comment on whatever I choose to, no offense. To answer your question, I couldn't care less about the guy that bought my stolen car, I care about the scum that stole it. Also its not even close to the same thing comparing a $300 phone that someone could have dropped or misplaced to a $15000 car. Purchase of the car requires the title and a proper transfer so no he would not be allowed to keep it. If you're going to make a comparison scenario, at least make it an intelligent one.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 10:40

32. caseball2051 (Posts: 31; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)


well, here in america where this story takes place, thats against the law. and youre still wrong.

also each state has different title and registration laws. its also very easy to sell a car for parts or the parts themselves and make more money. so make an intelligent post before you belittle people.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 19:16 2

38. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


The officer didn't steal it. He's the buyer, not the seller. The buyer can buy anything he wants as long as the product is being sold, stolen or not.
The price of the product being sold is up to the seller and can be negotiable.
I live in NYC and I can tell you at least half of cops here don't make an honest living.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 03:47

39. maier9900 (Posts: 257; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)


"Stealing is against the law" ... wah, wah, wah... "stealing is against the law" waaaaaaaaahhh!!!

WHAAAAAAAAT LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW????!
A sale is a sale ! That's the end of that, period!!!

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 12:21

42. caseball2051 (Posts: 31; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)


you buy a watch from someone on craigslist. you get a great deal and your car breaks. you need some money so you go to the pawnshop to sell the watch.

even though you didnt steal the watch, the serial number gets marked as stolen.

youre goign to tell me youre not getting arrested? you must live in a different america than the one i live in.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 07:52 1

16. PAPINYC (Posts: 2177; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


The reality is, while many police officers are upstanding and ethical, many are just corrupt street punks that took a test and passed with a bare minimum; now they get to enforce laws that they, themselves, deem to be above.

I think that there should be a different set of punishment standards for crooked cops; they should receive double the punishment for breaking the laws they supposedly enforce.

I see cops all the time on NYC streets doing absolutely nothing but talking on their damn cell phones (probably with their mistresses ['ho's], cheating on their wives) and getting paid; that's the men. The female cops [not all] are usually overweight and can't move or they're just butchy lesbians.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 08:00 2

17. JC557 (Posts: 834; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


What strikes me as odd is that he's IAB which might mean he was targeted specifically as many cops dislike IAB. Sounds like a movie but I've experienced how pushy these sting operators can be. My sister was picked up for picking up a wallet and headed toward a cop. I was picked up for nearly assaulting a sting operator because he was aggressive in pushing me hot items, and I'm in forensics.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 08:02 1

18. JC557 (Posts: 834; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Of course there are quite a few corrupt cops making up the NYPD, especially since they're more accepting as they "need bodies." One of the reasons why I chose another state's PD.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 08:09

19. PAPINYC (Posts: 2177; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


I couldn't agree more as, many cops just feel above the law. Don't get me wrong, there are many good and honest ones but they are greatly outnumbered by the corrupt. And, as with any "organization", there's a great deal of politics; you're either on the inside or your on the outside.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 12:00

35. JC557 (Posts: 834; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


That's what happens when they lower recruiting standards and a megalomaniacal mayor that wants results regardless. That encounter nearly ended my career in forensics while my sister received a warning for the good deed.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 12:52

37. PAPINYC (Posts: 2177; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


So......... I'm not the only one who thinks he's a megalomaniac!!!! Good!

He is beyong "Textbook" Narcissistic Personality Disorder and buys his way into everything to feed his ego, especially the New York Social Register.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 08:36 2

21. ajac09 (Posts: 1337; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Wont hold at all in court. Once again wasting our tax money.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 08:55 1

23. GoBears (Posts: 333; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Exactly. What a waste of time and money.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 10:09

30. therealestmc (Posts: 129; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


But it will get him fired. He probably violated many internal policies by buying goods in the street.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 07:25

40. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Yea I dont get this.....its not like it was a box of iPhones in the back of a truck. If it wasnt offered as 'hot', I dont see the problem.

So, he got busted for buying what could have been the owners own property...this is either a bad sting or some details got left out. Then he bought it after getting badgered for some minutes. Something doesnt add up.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 11:04 1

41. lonewolf2873 (Posts: 40; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


I agree with all you " its a criminal act" people. If anyone breaks the law, they should be charged.

Problem I have is, did he knowingly break the law? If he bought the item, with no sign of shadiness, where is the crime?

If I buy a car that happens to be stolen two months earlier, and title looks legit, I should NOT be charged. I can't keep the car but I didn't break the law!
The law allows me to sue the seller though. That's LAW in action.

The second you assume anything, which alot of you are in this story, you aren't really following the legal system. The day YOU get trapped for something you didn't really do illegally, you will be crying foul, and I will be there laughing at your dumba$$!

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 14:45 1

43. downphoenix (Posts: 2266; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Yes, lets arrest the person who buys the product. So much for consumer rights.

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