A Reason Why You Don't Steal
Don't drop the soap kid
Some kid at Berkeley steals a prof's laptop for an exam. However the thief in question has definitely bit off more than he can chew.
I'm not particularly concerned about the computer. But the thief, who thought he was only stealing an exam, is presently - we think - is probably still in possession of three kinds of data, any one of which can send this man, this young boy, actually, to federal prison. Not a good place for a young boy to be.
You are in possession of data from a hundred million dollar trial, sponsored by the NIH, for which I'm a consultant. This involves some of the largest companies on the planet, the NIH investigates these things through the FBI, they have been notified about this problem.
Found Via BoingBoing
UPDATE 2005-04-25: Apparently the prof made up the entire story to scare the kid. The thief called his bluff and the prof still doesn't have his laptop.