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Cell Phone Burglar Gets 26 Years

Cody Wilkins, a burglar from Montgomery County in the United States, became famous all over the world because of the exceptionally inept manner in which he allowed himself to be caught – leaving his old cell phone plugged into a wall socket in the house of one of his victims because it needed recharging and then forgetting to take it with him when he fled – yet there was little laughter when the criminal received a prison sentence of no less than 26 and a half years for his actions.

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Toronto Mayor Escapes Cell Phone Driving Ticket

It is reported that Toronto’s Mayor was caught red-handed using a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle and has even since admitted it – but because the offence was witnessed by an ordinary member of the general public rather than a police officer, he has been able to walk away without getting a ticket.

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Where do Old Cell Phones go?

Where do old cell phones and other forms of discarded electronic equipment go? The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is trying to find out, working with both electronics recycling companies and educational not-for-profit organizations and using tracking software to find out just where used cell phones and other forms of e-waste actually end up.