POLICE: UPS employee hid new iPhone 4S in his boot - WDRB 41 Louisville News

POLICE: UPS employee hid new iPhone 4S in his boot

Posted: Updated:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Apple's new iPhone 4S went on sale today. While most eager customers are getting theirs the old-fashioned way -- by standing in line and purchasing them -- police say one UPS employee chose to use more insidious methods.

According to an arrest report, on Thursday afternoon, 21-year-old Raylon J. Brooks an employee of UPS, removed an iPhone -- worth $649 -- from a shipping pallet and hid it inside his boot, then tried to walk out of the building with it.

But it didn't quite work out as he planned.

"UPS did a random audit today, and as employees were leaving, they made them take their shoes off," the arrest report states.

Police say that, when Brooks took his boots off, the iPhone fell out.

Brooks allegedly admitted to stealing the iPhone and gave a written statement. He was arrested and charged with theft. He appeared before a judge for arraignment this morning and was released on his own recognizance.

Copyright 2011 WDRB News. All Rights Reserved.

  • Closed CaptioningMore>>

  • Closed Captioning Message

    Thanks to a grant from Norton Healthcare, this story and others are available in real-time closed captioning on WDRB.
    Thanks to a grant from Norton Healthcare, this story and others are available in real-time closed captioning on WDRB.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WDRB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.