Media Dogpile For iPhonegate Warrant
|Everyone wants one of these ... and the warrant that ensued from this picture|
An exasperated employee at the San Mateo County Clerk's office told SF Weekly that a line of "like 20 people" was snaking into the hall to purchase copies of the warrant, which was made public at 11 a.m. sharp. The hot document outlines the San Mateo County Sheriffs' rationale for forcibly entering the home of Gizmodo editor Jason Chen and carting off his computers and other effects after his site published photos of an iPhone 4G prototype purportedly left in a bar by a tippling Apple engineer.
Your humble narrator had attempted to wheedle a car to speed to Redwood City; news of a blockbuster queue took the wind out of his sails. We will glean the documents that a media cohort will undoubtedly post online, posthaste.
|We want that warrant!|
Incidentally, the San Mateo County Clerk was charging 50 cents a page for that warrant. If they employed dynamic pricing, by the way, they could have asked for much more than that and cleaned up today. That's old-school thinking for you.
Update, 4:55 p.m.: The search warrant is a hell of a read. You can get an excellent summary of it here at CNET; at the bottom of that article you can read the original warrant.