updated 05:35 pm EDT, Mon May 16, 2005
Stolen iPod on eBay
Police are crediting Karen Todd, a mother of two and U.S. Census Bureau computer programs designer, with they believe is responsible for at least 13 thefts -- simply by checking the eBay online auction site for items stolen from her Bowie home. The break-in was discovered by her husband, Dan, when he returned to their Bowie, Maryland home find the sliding door to their kitchen smashed. Missing were a specially engraved iPod that Karen Todd had given her husband for Christmas, and her Apple iBook laptop computer. "I was mostly upset about the iPod because it had been a gift," she said. "I was like, 'That's mine! That's mine!' I was just floored." Todd recognized her husband's iPod by its custom inscription.