Hairdresser pleads guilty, sentenced in Kevin Costner PowerBook theft

“An Aspen hair designer pleaded guilty Monday to misdemeanor theft for stealing Kevin Costner’s laptop computer in 2004. In the hearing Monday, Pascal Bensimon told Pitkin County District Court Judge James Boyd that he was sorry for the problems he caused by stealing the laptop on the day the actor wed Christine Baumgartner,” The Rocky Mountain News reports. “Bensimon was sentenced to two years of unsupervised probation and 25 hours of community service, and was ordered to pay $1,500 restitution.”

The Rocky Mountain News reports, “Bensimon’s arrest affidavit said that Bensimon’s son contacted the laptop’s manufacturer, Apple Computer, to get a new password and gave the serial number of Costner’s laptop. A security consultant hired by Costner contacted the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, which interviewed Bensimon.”

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  1. does it strike anyone wierd that normally when a laptop is stolen the article says ‘laptop stolen’ but when it’s a PowerBook it’s like ‘oh $hit it’s ON now b@tches POWERBOOK STOLEN’. Like the PowerBook is more special than a regular foodstamp laptop..thoughts??

  2. pretzelman: “..thoughts??”

    Nope. I read that post two-and-a-half times and I couldn’t find evidence of a single one. Better luck next time.

    /it’s early and I’m cranky and there’s no news from Apple. The silence is deafening.

  3. does seem awfully light-restitution less than the laptop cost new, and BS community service. When I was a kid we got more CS time for busting a picnic table. . .

    On the other hand, I’ll bet this has put a dent in his business.

  4. They’re bear-raiding AAPL again.

    *Buy a whole lot of shares when the price is low.

    *Sell them when trading is light and force the price down.

    *Buy even more for the same sum you got when you sold.

    *Sell them when trading is light and force the price down eveb further.

    And so on.

    The bastards wont leave AAPL alone.

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