News / Utah / 

Study Shows Increase in Crimes Against iPod Users

Study Shows Increase in Crimes Against iPod Users



Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

Tom Callan, KSL Newsradio The Urban Institute, an East Coast think tank, pinpoints a spike in robberies and juvenile arrests on iPods.

If you look like a spook out on the street with those white spaghetti wires growing out of your ears, you might get spooked, even mugged. "You know, maybe having an iPod in your ear maybe is not the best course of action," said Detective Jeff Bedard of the Salt Lake City Police Department.

But Bedard says there's no need to get paranoid. Although, he says the city has no specific numbers on the urban iPod crime craze. "You're not gonna hear the footsteps if you're listening to loud music," he said.

So, if you wear an iPod, keep looking over your shoulder.

For more information on the Urban Institute's iPod study, click the related link.

Related links

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics

Utah

SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast