It appears someone has made off with an iPad and two laptops from the Dallas Convention Center. News from NBC’s Dallas-Fort Worth affiliate:
The items belonged to a private investigator and security consultant based in California. Sources say the company was hired to do work for the NFL in some capacity during the Super Bowl. The owner of the items association to the big game led to concerns about the contents of the laptop, but police now say security hasn't been compromised.
"After talking with the victims, it was determined that neither the laptops nor the iPad contained any information that would compromise or jeopardize the security of any Super Bowl related events," said Kevin Janse, with the Dallas Police Department. "Detectives further believe the laptop theft was nothing more than a crime of opportunity and that the suspects probably didn’t even realize who the owners of the property were."
Initially, police said the items were taken from a Starbucks kiosk inside the convention center. The latest information indicates those items were taken while inside a ballroom where they were left unattended for about 25 minutes, Janse said.
Thank goodness the machines didn’t contain secure information about the Superbowl. Otherwise, we might learn beforehand whether there will be a wardrobe malfunction during the halftime show or if Jerry Jones will make a surprise appearance on the field for the ceremonial coin toss.
But the real question on everybody’s minds: Does anyone know the whereabouts of Cam Newton at the time of the alleged swipe?
Officials are trying to locate surveillance video from security cameras located throughout the building. If you-know-who shows up, someone alert LSUFreek ASAP.