Mexican Official Steals BlackBerries - The News Junkie
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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Mexican Official Steals BlackBerries

Mexican Official Was Nabbed Stealing White House BlackBerries:

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Sources with knowledge of the incident said the official, Rafael Quintero Curiel, served as the lead press advance person for the Mexican Delegation and was responsible for handling logistics and guiding the Mexican media around at the conference. He took six or seven of the handheld devices from a table outside a special room in the hotel where the Mexican delegation was meeting with President Bush earlier this week.

Everyone entering the room was required to leave his or her cell phone, BlackBerry and other such devices on the table, a common practice when high-level meetings are held. American officials discovered their missing belongings when they were leaving the session.

It didn't take long before Secret Service officials reviewed videotape taken by a surveillance camera and found footage showing Quintero Curiel absconding with the BlackBerries.

He didn't pick those phones up to be nice, he denied having them at the airport. And just what was this Mexican officials response when he was cornered with the evidence clearly showing his crime? 'Diplomatic Immunity!' Odds are he'll face no punishment in Mexico.


Peeved Guy said...

The Mexicans can't weed out the thieves from their diplomatic missions, but we're supposed to trust that they completely check the NAFTA truckers (license, insurance, competence and driving) before letting them loose on our highways?

I'm thinking not. We are so screwed.

Shawn Wasson said...

Well... at least we can instantly send them emails to their stolen BlackBerries and ask them to return to their home country. I guess that's something... or not. Nevermind, we're screwed.

Aaron said...

Nobody should really be upset with this guy, Mexicans have been stealing from the Government for years now!