Las Vegas Man Tells Owners of Lost Sprint Phones to "Get Off My Lawn"
January 15, 2013 10:14 AM
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"I don't care about these technology pets they have."
It's no fun being Wayne Dobson. Dobson isn't famous; he is a normal guy who lives in a home in northern Las Vegas. The problem is that a glitch with wireless carrier Sprint in the area sends a lot of people that use an app to find their lost smartphone to his front door.
According to the 59-year-old man, over the past two years, he has had multiple people show up at his door at all hours of the day and night demanding that he return their lost phone.
"It's very difficult to say, 'I don't have your phone,' in any other way other than, 'I don't have your phone,'" Dobson said.
The police have been sent to Dobson's home twice by mistake on domestic violence calls. The problem has become so persistent that Dobson has posted signs on the front door telling people he doesn't have their phone and to call the police.
The issue that keeps sending people to Dobson's door appears to be limited to some owners of Sprint mobile phones. Sprint officials have said they are researching the problem at this time.
"It's a hell of a problem," Dobson said. "It would be nice to be able to get a good night's sleep."
Dobson said the first time this happened was in 2011 at around midnight on weekend with an upset couple banging on his door demanding their phone back. Dobson and the couple ended up calling the police.
Dobson told the police, "I just said, 'I don't know these people; I don't go where they go.' I'm 59 years old. I don't care about these technology pets they have."
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RE: idiots and A-holes
1/15/2013 1:09:57 PM
No, I trust myself with a firearm. I’ve used them and owned them.
I just don’t feel I need one. Yes, there are people with illegal weapons where I live, and shootings happen. However, it’s rare enough that I feel like the worst case scenario is a fist fight or perhaps a guy pulls a knife on me.
Would I like a gun in those situations? Yes. Do I feel like it’s ever going to happen? No. In fact, I’d be more scared of an accident with my own guns, then I would be of an attack from somebody else’s.
If I lived in the US, I’d certainly have a gun. Your probably crazy not to have a gun in the US. It’s a self-perpetuating requirement. I think that’s my point… I’d rather be secure in my belief that I don’t need them, then secure in my belief that I’m protected by them.
RE: idiots and A-holes
1/15/2013 1:23:22 PM
I wouldn't listen to the retoric about the US, as I am pretty sure many more people do not have guns that those that do. While I have been in the military, and am comfortable around weapons, I do not feel the need for one at home where I live. Some of it depends on where you live.
The big thing here is that it is a right to bear arms, and even though I do not have one, do not think they should be outlawed, as others should have the right if they feel so inclined.
RE: idiots and A-holes
1/15/2013 7:39:37 PM
I don't have any, but I am very happy it is well known that others do. It certainly reduces the tendency for rational criminals to attempt something risky.
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