Tip: Don’t Rob a Gas Station to Buy a Kindle Fire

439615857_768d1fa4b9[1]I have Google Search Alerts set to look for articles on keywords likeKindle, ereader, and the like, so I regularly see crime reports where a Kindle or some other ereader is stolen. But this one made me giggle.

The AP is reporting that one delinquent 18-year-old has recently pleaded guilty for Felony Robbery. Apparently the convicted felon Cameron Christian Blake wanted to buy his mother a Kindle Fire, so after stealing $130 from a gas station, he spent $82 on a Kindle Fire and used the rest of the money to buy Marijuana.

This story caught my attention not just because of the drug aspect (the Kindle Fire is preferred by 4 out of 5 potheads) but because of the $82 Kindle Fire. I only wish I could find one that cheap.


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Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Scott_T12 January, 2013

    Just a hunch but I’d guess it was probably stolen too

  2. cookie12 January, 2013

    what is worse is the AP writer referred to the Kinde fire as an e-reader, and the photo is of a Kindle Paperwhite

  3. Mike Cane12 January, 2013

    Crime still doesn’t pay.

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