After being injured on the job, Dustin Waller of Statesville, North Carolina was lucky enough to receive a Sony PlayStation 3 as a get-well gift. That was, until police knocked on his door and informed him that his high-tech gift was actually stolen and police tracked it through the PlayStation Network.
Turns out Waller’s fiance had purchased the PS3 at a local used-game shop in a mall, and after connecting online to the PlayStation Network using the previous owners account, police were able to begin tracking Waller’s IP address. We’re assuming Sony was kind enough to assist in the matter, providing police with the offending IP address.
Needless to say, the PS3 was confiscated, leaving Waller left with nothing to do but ask the used-game shop for a refund. What he got in return was a Microsoft Xbox 360, which Waller notes is not as expensive, or as sophisticated as a PS3. Yeehaw folks!
Read more at The Salisbury Post, which also happens to be my hometown newspaper!