Apparently, Apple products are so popular that people are literally smashing BMWs through glass to get to them.
Congratulations to Equonne Howard and his gang of inept thieves, who win the biggest idiots of the day award. Unfortunately for Howard, the prize is probably not going to be much to his liking. In the early morning hours of September 6th, Howard used his own 2003 BMW X5 to smash through the glass and metal gate of the Temecula, California Apple Store.
Howard and his accomplices weren’t able to get away with much merchandise, however, as they had to cut the robbery short after the metal gate closed behind them.
In the following video, you can see the BMW hastily reverse out of the store. By this point, the car already had two flat tires from the initial break through.
According to the Riverside Press-Enterprise, Howard also stopped at a 7-Eleven is order to steal some fix-a-flat. After patching up his tires, Howard returned to the Apple Store in search of the license plate that had fallen of the BMW mid-robbery. Police were waiting for him outside the mall.
Howard, who is already on parole for a previous robbery, is being held on $600,000 bail, charged with vandalism, burglary, and theft of electronics.[via CultofMac]