New Topic
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: iPhone and PS3 jailbreaker Geohot gets arrested

  1. ShareShiz's Avatar
    ShareShiz is offline Banned
    • My Website(s)
    • My Statistics
    15th Mar 2012, 08:22 PM
    iPhone and PS3 jailbreaker Geohot gets arrested
    By Jake Durasamy

    George Hotz, (aka “Geohot”), the 22-year-old hacker who happened to be the first person to jailbreak the iPhone and PlayStation 3, has been arrested for possession of marijuana.

    He was driving with friends on his way to the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas to discuss “The Final Frontier of Reverse Engineering” when ZDNet reports that he had to stop at a border patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca. Department of Homeland Security officers were using sniffer dogs to identify suspicious packages and luggage, and Hotz’s car was barked at.

    Hotz is from California and has a marijuana license due to medical problems. The glove box of his car contained a quarter of an ounce of marijuana and “chocolate edibles” equivalent to less than an eighth of an ounce. Normally, that amount of weed in one's possession would warrant confiscation and a warning, but Hotz was unlucky when the local sheriff valued it at $800, instead of the $15 Hotz allegedly paid for it. As a result, Hotz was then booked for a felony and posted $1,500 bail.

    He has not (yet?) commented on the matter, though if he is really upset he could attempt to get the felony charge reversed as well as the bail refunded.

  2. gfxguru's Avatar
    • My Website(s)
    • My Statistics
    15th Mar 2012, 08:28 PM
    this is sad...

  3. michaellin85's Avatar
    • My Website(s)
    • My Statistics
    15th Mar 2012, 08:43 PM
    maybe he was giving the officers attitude haha

  4. luches's Avatar
    • My Statistics
    15th Mar 2012, 08:56 PM
    The officers had probably got a cold shoulder from his wife last night and wanted to take it out on a poor soul which happened to be him

Similar Threads

  1. iPhone hacker "GeoHot" departs Facebook; still hacking
    By ShareShiz in forum News & Current Events - Archive
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 25th Jan 2012, 05:25 PM
  2. Sony's PS3 Hacker GeoHot hired by Facebook.
    By bxflow in forum General Discussion - Archive
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11th Aug 2011, 09:52 PM
  3. 4 Arrested for Uploading
    By shanit in forum News & Current Events - Archive
    Replies: 62
    Last Post: 24th Nov 2010, 04:25 PM
  4. Apple iphone 16gb----Nokia N95 8gb----80gb iphone video
    By tmobiles in forum Completed Transactions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 31st May 2008, 03:50 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts