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Police arrest sex offender at San Luis Obispo Apple Store

updated 10:50 am EDT, Mon May 30, 2011

Person violated probation by using Internet

Sheriff's detectives arrested a 35-year-old man outside the Higuera Street Apple Store on Wednesday afternoon, reports note. The detectives -- some of which belonged the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement team -- spotted Robert McGuire downtown, and one of them in particular recognized him from an earlier child pornography case. At the Apple Store, McGuire used a demo computer to check Facebook.

One of the detectives used a computer next to McGuire to visit the Megan's Law website, where information showed that the man was not allowed to use the Internet. He was arrested only after he had left the building. McGuire was ultimately ordered held without bail at the San Luis Obispo County Jail, accused of violating probation terms.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Cronocide

    Joined: Dec 1969


    He couldn't help it...

    Those iMacs are just sooooo s***...

  1. ebeyer

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Internet is a utility

    We're getting to the point as a civilization that banning internet use is becoming more and more impractical. It's like banning the use of the telephone.. or running water. Seriously, everything from banking to newspapers to Amazon to podcasts is inaccessible to someone subject to this ban. You can't own a Kindle, iPod touch, even certain models of television.


  1. Jeronimo2000

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: "Internet is a utility"

    You say "banning internet use is becoming more and more impractical". Well... how can I break this to you? That's the POINT - you would want to make it "impractical" for offenders like this to go on the internet. It's not a bloody reward for being such a devoted fan of child pornography.

    If you ask me, you can ban the internet, the telephone, running water, whatever you like for scum like this. If someone enjoys the pain of abused children, there's hardly a punishment too "impractical" in my point of view.

  1. c. haynes

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Guess What I Saw At the Microsoft Store?

    I was at the mall, and, um, I saw a troll outside the Microsoft Store and, um, it was real big, and, um, I didn't think it was news.

  1. Jonathan-Tanya

    Joined: Dec 1969


    oh look at me I can bravely attack the mentally il

    I can say all kinds of bad things about mentally ill felons, that makes me a hero.

    Look at me, look at me.


    This guy is criminally sick - and shouldn't be on the internet. But there is also just something quite sad about the pack mentality - we'd still pack a coliseum to see an execution, society hasn't advanced all the much. Judge not, let you be judged? Beh, who needs it. Toss the first stone? Any time, any day.

  1. miawj

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Also watch out for...

    ... those lurking under the perspex staircase.

    Comment buried. Show
  1. facebook_Clarence

    Via Facebook

    Joined: May 2011


    Apple Store

    Until now, the geniuses were the only reason to avoid those snobby stores. Now you've got s** offenders in there too. I'll stick with the online Apple store if I want any of their products.

  1. lysolman

    Joined: Dec 1969


    This reminds me

    Recently I was filling out a voter registration form, and the form asks if I had been convicted of a felony, and if so, had my "right to vote" been reinstated.

    "Right", I thought, if it was a right, they couldn't take it away. Sounds like a f****** privilege to me. This guy may be guilty to the fullest extent, but if we don't keep legislation in check, what's going to happen to someone who isn't guilty but gets convicted anyway. It's like kids brought up on charges for child p***, insane.

    Carlin was right about our rights simply being privileges.

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