According to The Associated Press, police in central New Jersey have busted the notorious "Grinch Gang," a group of miscreants who bedevil Christmas by swiping game systems from family homes. They've been active since early November, jacking numerous Wiis, PlayStation 3s and 360s from all over the area.
But, like many, many criminals, the Grinch Gang were ultimately idiots. They were caught when a theft victim's friend noticed his buddy's gamertag was still online. The police were called. Warrants were issued. Arrests were made. Three teenage crooks were collared, and a fourth is sought.
The moral of the story, if there is one: Don't steal. And if you must steal, make a new account before you play online, you doofus.
I protect my systems with a pack of deformed Rottweilers. I feed them horse-meat mixed with gunpowder, because it tears up their stomachs and makes 'em mean. What about you? Do you take any special precautions to protect your stuff from grinches, confidence men, cads and/or career felons?
Source: The Associate Press