Thursday, June 5, 2008

Sounds like a plot from a Hollywood movie

The heist of the Bill Reid collection at Museum of Anthropology at UBC is now sounding like a plan from a Hollywood movie. Several hours before the heist, surveillance cameras mysteriously went off, and then security got a phone call. The caller claimed to be from the alarm company saying that there was a problem with the system and to ignore any alarms that might go off. Right....haven't we seen this enough during heist films and especially when Han Solo was telling Imperial guards that everything was OK. Well security fell for it and ignored the automated computer alerts sent to them. Furthermore, the guard at the museum left for a smoke break, allowing the window for the thieves to break in and spray bear spray. No wonder UBC was embarrassed to let us know how the heist happened.

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