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Man Claims Apple Helped the Mafia Send Threats

CNet cites Gregory McKenna as saying he bought an iPod Shuffle from eBay in 2005 and later an iPod Mini. According to McKenna, both devices made it possible for the mafia to send audio threats via a receiver installed by Apple. Crazy, right? Yeah, it gets way crazier.

McKenna says the Mafia wanted him to work as a fashion model for them at a New York modeling agency. The Florissant, Missouri resident says he called local police and the FBI but that nothing was done about the issue. McKenna goes on to claim that mafia members threatened to "stalk, threaten, attempt rape, and kidnap" him.

Because nothing was being done by law enforcement agencies, McKenna hired a private investigator to search his home and car. Said PI apparently found listening devices left, right, and center. Unfortunately for him, when he asked his PI to back up his claims to the police, the PI said he found nothing at all.

McKenna is suing Apple, St. Louis Police Department, several FBI agents, a PI and a mechanic. Check out the full story on CNet News.