Crime Does Pay: How My Friend TenantX Makes Money Selling Stolen iPhones

The title of this post is fake. Neither I, Peter Mack, or TenantX, sells stolen cell phones.

But I will tell you that when you hold an iPhone up to your ear it can be, depending on your physical location, just like holding up a fistful of dollars for someone to come along and snatch out of your hand.

The fake title of this post is meant to mock the stupendous lies and slander that Embassy Apartment/Diamond Apartment management, including San Diego apartment managers Ray and Inga Nardone of 959 Felspar Street, use against tenants they are biased against.

mock attack or treat with ridicule, contempt, or derision. ridicule by mimicry of action or speech; mimic derisively.

In some cases their gang (a gang that includes their favorite tenants) use deceit and ploys in order to usurp San Diego’s Just Cause Eviction law. And in other cases, I surmise, being at complete ease with having an unethical and deceitful mindset is the type of devious ease that, I suspect, flows freely through Ray and Inga Nardone’s bloodstream.

Noun: A cunning plan or action designed to turn a situation to one’s own advantage.

The Nardone’s are fond of telling people and fellow tenant’s on Felspar Street that TenantX and I are “a threat” to people. If you’re a San Diego cop who works out of Northern Division you should know this:

A Ray or an Inga Nardone will look you straight in the eye and accuse people, including tenants who live in their building at 959 Feslpar Street, of bad things that are not true. And in some cases a cop will take the word of a Nardone for any number of reasons that include the Nardone’s age (they’re senior citizens), the Nardone’s authoritative job title as that of an apartment manager, which is of course, a higher rank than that of a tenant. If that doesn’t convince the average cop then the Nardone’s sweet, endearing, convincing, double-talking personality will.

From what I’ve read on the Internet, if you ask 10 people if you can make any money by selling stolen iPhones you’ll get answers like:

1) Of course not!

2) Yes you can!

3) Oh I don’t know…

The correct answer is yes you can.

Several weeks ago I watched a few videos that really opened my eyes. The videos showed several men and women, at various locations around the U.S., who had their cell phone snatched right out of their hands by a thief. One victim was a woman who was actually put in a headlock by a man. The thefts were captured on video with a surveillance camera.

In a recent news report given by FOX News San Diego reporter Sherri Palmeri, she stated:

‘These items (the iPhone) are a hot item for thieves not only here on campus but across the nation.’

Ms. Palmeri gave her report from San Diego State University. A FOX News anchor stated that SDSU receives a report of a stolen iPhone on an ‘almost weekly’ basis.

Captain Lamine Secka, he of the SDSU police force, stated that most of the robberies

‘…have been strong arm robberies that involve force where they just basically grab the device from the students or community members.’

Captain Secka went on to say that one cell phone robbery incident involved the use of a gun on campus.

The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) states that 30-40% of robberies in several major cities involve cell phones. Thieves sell the phones online, on Ebay or Craigslist for example. Thieves are also known to cash in the phones at recycling websites and kiosks.

Even more dangerous, the theft of personal information stored in most iPhones. But there are ways to safeguard your information. One safeguard is an application that tracks your stolen iPhone.

The FCC states that the theft of stolen iPhones is rampant and that they intend to launch a website that will allow a victim to report the theft of their phone and then the carrier will in turn block the phone from being used.

I came across one story of a cell phone thief who used a bold ruse in order to steal cell phones. He posed as a cop in uniform. He would then ask a victim for their cell phone in order to, as he claimed, to check the phones serial number. And then he would take off with the phone or trick the victim into thinking that he was a good cop who was keeping the phone as evidence.

The following is an update as to what transpired when Tenant-X found an iPhone on Embassy Apartment/Diamond Apartment property:

Tenant-X handed the once moist but now dry cell phone over to the San Diego Police Department. Officer Erich D. Bennet, badge #6133, accepted it. It appears as if Officer Bennet then took it to a Verizon store where they charged it up. It was then that the rightful owner was contacted. The incident number generated by SDPD for the recovery of the iPhone is incident number P120 200 260 67. The phone did not appear to be brand new as it was loaded with a lot of files.

For the record, the landlords team of lawyers sent Tenant-X a notice several weeks after the iPhone was found. In that letter TenantX was falsely accused of a bad thing he did not do. Tenant-X will fight their lies and slander in court. And, depending on circumstances, the outcome of the fight might be decided by a jury.

Next week TenantX will be filing a restraining order against a tenant in his building who, accompanied by two of his friends one early morning on Labor Day weekend, caused trouble for TenantX. It was a bad deed that clearly indicates that he, a drunk, bellicose goon, sympathizes with and/or aids and abets Management in their quest to target TenantX. TenantX does not know the identity of the troublemaker.

Advice to those who sympathize with Management and who fall on every word that comes out of the mouth of a Nardone:


goon (gn)
1. A thug hired to intimidate or harm opponents.
2. A stupid or oafish person.

Decades ago labor management used goons to injure, harass, intimidate and perhaps kill certain employees. Employees who acted as activists by trying to organize a labor union that would benefit employees and hold management accountable for wrongdoing. I’m not sure, but I tend to think that you’ll see goons in action in the movie HOFFA. In that movie Jack Nicholson plays Jimmy Hoffa. As of today, with over 11,000 votes, HOFFA has a 6.5 rating at IMDb dot com.

I’ll end this post with a few words of wisdom: The words that come out of the mouth of Ray and Inga Nardone (and some of their fellow employees and close, favorite tenants) are not words that you can always believe in, especially when they talk bad about a tenant.

Their words, their slander, are not believable because some of the words they choose to use are smear words that are designed to make a good tenant look like a sinner who is going straight to hell on Judgement Day. And, in Tenant-X’s case, they are smear words that management uses when they converse with tenants as, Ray Nardone once said, to help Management create ‘loopholes’ in San Diego’s Just Cause Eviction law.

There’s lots of info on the Internet that’ll provide you with more information about cell phone thieves. If you wish to obtain more information about cell phone users who have had their cell phone stolen out of their hand do what I did just type the keywords ‘snatch and grab cell phone‘ into your favorite search engine and you’ll find relevant videos and text about thieves like the one shown pedaling his bicycle ready and poised to strike in the photo above. Google is not my favorite search engine…

P.S. TenantX wants me to add that he does not like me (Pete Mack) having to represent him by posting about any incident that involves a deed that he’s done in the community that might be interpreted as an act of goodwill towards man, woman or child. Or anything he’s done that benefits humanity or constitutes a random act of kindness. Not only does he not like this type of representation…he’s repulsed by it. He, as mentioned in previous posts, only feels compelled to post about some of the good things he’s done for various reasons. Reasons that include a desire to help other tenants who live in states in the U.S that have a Just Cause Eviction law in place; to combat the nefarious slander, lies, ruses and ploys that Management, certain tenants, and Ray ‘Slander King’ Nardone and Inga ‘Slander Queen’ Nardone create in order to target TenantX with hate and mean spirit; to prevent the destruction of a 15 year record of good rental history. And because, before this blog was launched, he had no voice on Felspar Street, no voice in the community.

1. to cause feelings of repulsion / for example: The scenes of violence in the film may repulse some viewers.

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