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Indiana Jones Gets Robbed

CmdrTaco posted about 7 years ago | from the no-time-for-love-doctor-jones dept.

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HotChk101 writes "Over 2000 production stills, plenty of sensitive paperwork including a complete production budget breakdown, possibly the script from Indiana Jones 4 and multiple computers were stolen from Steven Spielberg's Universal Studio office. The thief started contacting multiple entertainment websites including TMZ.com and offering the stolen goods for a sum of $2000.00."

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Stuff that matters ... (-1, Offtopic)

foobsr (693224) | about 7 years ago | (#20837643)

Well, duh !

CC.

Re:Stuff that matters ... (1)

Lord Ender (156273) | about 7 years ago | (#20838035)

Indiana Jones news is on topic for /. because Han Shot First.

New Movie Title (5, Funny)

badenglishihave (944178) | about 7 years ago | (#20837649)

"Indiana Jones and the Raiders of Indiana Jones"

Re:New Movie Title (4, Funny)

PriceIke (751512) | about 7 years ago | (#20837749)

Steven Spielberg's office lies at the end long underground tunnel, protected by a series of trecherous and deadly booby traps. The thief narrowly escaped clutching the script, only to find himself lying on the Paramount studio lot surrounded by lawyers threateningly aiming pens at him.

Re:New Movie Title (2, Funny)

iggy_mon (737886) | about 7 years ago | (#20837969)

not only that but all he wanted was $2000!

must have been the plans for the re-re-re-issue... now with 1.3 seconds of extra bloopers!

Re:New Movie Title (4, Funny)

Scaba (183684) | about 7 years ago | (#20838479)

He actually wanted $200,000 until he read the script.

Re:New Movie Title (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20838163)

You mean walkie talkies right?

Re:New Movie Title (3, Insightful)

pushf popf (741049) | about 7 years ago | (#20838377)

In the immortal words of Bugs Bunny: "What a marooon!

If it was a Linux laptop with disk encryption enabled, all he would have is a cool paperweight.

Re:New Movie Title (3, Funny)

IcyNeko (891749) | about 7 years ago | (#20838439)

Look, dude, if the thief had to outrun a huge rolling ball, I think he earned what he stole. :D

Re:New Movie Title (4, Funny)

Rob T Firefly (844560) | about 7 years ago | (#20838509)

He had only gotten that far because he remembered that in Latin, "George Lucas" begins with an "I."

Re:New Movie Title (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20837877)

lmao nice.

Re:New Movie Title (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20837957)

Raiders of the Lost Art

Episode 5: (1)

wiredlogic (135348) | about 7 years ago | (#20837653)

Indiana Jones and the Search for Spielburg's Stuff

Re:Episode 5: (1)

alxkit (941262) | about 7 years ago | (#20837819)

Indiana Jones and the Budget That Doomed

They should call me (1)

HEbGb (6544) | about 7 years ago | (#20837655)

Hell, for just $2k I'd buy the stuff, take a peek, and return it. :)

Re:They should call me (1)

Machtyn (759119) | about 7 years ago | (#20837725)

Seriously... $2000? I'd expect at least one extra 0 on the end of that.

Re:They should call me (1)

Abreu (173023) | about 7 years ago | (#20837837)

Exactly, this seems hardly worth the hassle of robbing the stuff...

He should instead ask Spielberg for a cameo appearance or something, not that he will avoid doing some jail time.

Re:They should call me (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20837855)

The criminal is either

(A) Ghetto and thinks $2k is serious money
(B) Forgetting the American Dollar is turning into the American Yen.

Re:They should call me (0, Redundant)

AcidLacedPenguiN (835552) | about 7 years ago | (#20837997)

isn't it obvious? The crook took a look through the script and realized it was only worth $2000. . .

Re:They should call me (2, Insightful)

everphilski (877346) | about 7 years ago | (#20838385)

But no one else knows it yet! what an idiot :P

Re:They should call me (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20838275)

Hell, for just $2k I'd buy the stuff, take a peek, and return it. :)

Yes, but $2 Klingon is worth $420,223,877,965 US. So, well, I WOULD TOO!!!

(OK, IHBT [kuro5hin.org] . Damn!

hahah (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20837657)

fags!!!

Thats great! (0, Troll)

CaptScarlet22 (585291) | about 7 years ago | (#20837665)

Just delay the move even more....Fuck tards.....

$2000? (5, Funny)

xmarkd400x (1120317) | about 7 years ago | (#20837669)

Who is this guy, Dr. Evil?

Re:$2000? (1)

Aladrin (926209) | about 7 years ago | (#20838007)

Exactly. I initially missed the dot and thought '$200,000... Nice.' ... Then I did that double-take thing (yeah, my head actually snapped back) and '$2000! WTF!' ...

Re:$2000? (1)

Hoi Polloi (522990) | about 7 years ago | (#20838669)

$2000 will buy a lot of cheap beer, cigs, and scratch tickets for your garden variety crook. Maybe the guy(s) thought that $2000 was the magic number that the victims would consider low enough to pay just to get it over with and without bothering to call the cops on them.

Re:$2000? (1)

ajs (35943) | about 7 years ago | (#20838055)

$2000 is probably fair. The problem is that, much as many people would want this information, no legitimate news outlet is going to pay for what is known to be stolen goods, so they have to go to the Web sites and tabloids that are hungry enough to break the law. They, in turn, can't afford to pay much.

If they had stolen a couple of things quietly, then they could have gotten more money, but this was clearly an amateur who just didn't realize that they were screwing themselves by taking too much, too noisily.

I hope no one buys the stuff and they get caught. This kind of theft is certainly less harmful than stealing someone's life savings, but it's still criminal, and I'd still like to see justice done.

Re:$2000? (4, Informative)

drakaan (688386) | about 7 years ago | (#20838321)

...I hope no one buys the stuff and they get caught. This kind of theft is certainly less harmful than stealing someone's life savings, but it's still criminal, and I'd still like to see justice done.

I'm reminded of a meme that's missing from the currently active slashdot poll, namely "RTFA".

From the article:

...We have been told that the thief was apprehended by LAPD and the FBI with the help of a member of the online press that had been offered the stolen property. Sources tell us that an undercover sting operation was set in motion late last night with the help of the unnamed member of the online press...

Re:$2000? (1)

u-bend (1095729) | about 7 years ago | (#20838577)

Exactly. I will add however that that tiny little detail might have merited mention in the summary. It's slightly misleading as it is.

Only $2000?! (0, Redundant)

loafing_oaf (1054200) | about 7 years ago | (#20837693)

Only $2000?! Wow, this guy should have at least gotten some training by watching Antiques Roadshow or The Price is Right or something. Then again, criminals are, by definition, lazy.

Re:Only $2000?! (1)

zeromorph (1009305) | about 7 years ago | (#20837935)

Maybe he has read the script and estimated its value correctly? Sorry, just an idea.

Re:Only $2000?! (2, Funny)

timster (32400) | about 7 years ago | (#20837987)

Uh-huh... because only real go-getters are watching TV in the middle of the day when The Price is Right comes on.

Re:Only $2000?! (0, Offtopic)

WasteOfAmmo (526018) | about 7 years ago | (#20838051)

I think the $2000 is what hits most people when they read the summary. This must have been a opportunist as opposed to a planned robbery. Reading the story and others related it looks like it was only after the thief discovered "what he had" that he started to look for a buyer.

Updates state that the thief was quickly caught when he started offering the stuff for sale. Stories indicate that non of the upcoming movie info was lost either so this overall is no longer a story. The only story is the screw up and missed opportunity of the thief.

-- Check out a great indi-band's music and help a girl win a guitar: Art of Dying [worst-decision.com]

Re:Only $2000?! (1)

MillionthMonkey (240664) | about 7 years ago | (#20838161)

Well how was he supposed to know how worthless the Indiana Jones IV script would be? To read it you have to steal it first.

In any case it appears "the market" is expecting this movie to sell $2000/$8 = 250 tickets (assuming $8 per ticket). Basically the first theater audience will run out and tell everyone waiting in line outside just how bad it is. Maybe the movie is so terrifically terrible that your face melts when you watch it unless you close your eyes. That would certainly help get the word out.

$2000??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20837701)

Hmm, sounds like a heist only Indiana Jones himself could have pulled off...

Someone doesn't understand finances... (0, Redundant)

ShatteredArm (1123533) | about 7 years ago | (#20837705)

You're going to risk going to jail, and your price tag is only $2000?

But maybe that's why this guy is in this situation to begin with...

Re:Someone doesn't understand finances... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20838287)

People rob convenience stores for something more like $200. Criminals aren't usually very bright.

New Subtitle... (1)

pshumate (1004477) | about 7 years ago | (#20837709)

...Indiana Jones And The Ineffective Security System.

$2000?!?!? (5, Funny)

Billosaur (927319) | about 7 years ago | (#20837711)

One word: moron

One more word: lawsuit

Don't be surprised when they find this guy lying dead in his bed in his apartment, having been killed by whip-wielding maniac...

Re:$2000?!?!? (5, Informative)

phantomfive (622387) | about 7 years ago | (#20837809)

They caught him already. He tried to sell the stuff to a member of the press, who reported it to the police, and a sting operation was carried out. Read the article. :)

Apparently one TV station actually did buy it and was about to reveal what they had found until Paramount's lawyers stepped in. Which although normally I'm rather opposed to lawyers, in this case I'm rather ambivalent about it; who wants to have the show spoiled for them anyway?

Re:$2000?!?!? (4, Funny)

Billosaur (927319) | about 7 years ago | (#20837979)

If I read the article, I'd be well informed and able to make cogent comments... and that is strictly against Slashdot policy... ;)

Re:$2000?!?!? (1)

tooslickvan (1061814) | about 7 years ago | (#20838579)

You're ambivalent about people buying stolen property? You do realize it's a crime to purchase stolen property?

Re:$2000?!?!? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20838589)

Don't be surprised when they find this guy lying dead in his bed in his apartment, having been killed by whip-wielding maniac...
... with a hat and a leather jacket? :-)
Sorry, couldn't resist.

Dr. Jones... (5, Funny)

PlatyPaul (690601) | about 7 years ago | (#20837715)

Again we see that there is nothing you can possess which I cannot take away.


(source [imdb.com] )

Re:Dr. Jones... (2, Funny)

Mr. Flibble (12943) | about 7 years ago | (#20837871)

It belongs in a museum!

i hope they catch him (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20837719)

and beat him like a buck nigger..

$2000? (1)

jtroutman (121577) | about 7 years ago | (#20837723)

Hell, I'll give him $2500. How can someone be capable of evading security, not only getting onto the lot, but getting the stuff off, and be so stupid to only ask for such a paltry sum for his loot? And then he tries to sell it to news people, who, surprise, contact the studio to say, "WTF, mate?". You have to move that kind of thing on the down low, not sell it to some internet news site. After all of that he goes and hangs out at The Standard? The Standard? Fer fuxake, why didn't he just walk down Hollywood Blvd. with a sign saying "Hi, I stole a bunch of stuff from Indiana Jones 4, anyone want to buy it?"

Re:$2000? (1)

pshumate (1004477) | about 7 years ago | (#20837763)

Hell, that'd be a good way to not get caught by Paramount's lawyers...

Re:$2000? (1)

Goffee71 (628501) | about 7 years ago | (#20837777)

He grabbed the swag, dodged the big rolling ball, ran through the snake pit and fought the Nazi on the gate - give the guy some credit.

Cue Dr. Evil. (4, Funny)

Medievalist (16032) | about 7 years ago | (#20837729)

"and I want... TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS!"

"Uh, really? OK, sure."

Small thinkers (1)

Verteiron (224042) | about 7 years ago | (#20837737)

$2000? No wonder they haven't had any takers. No one will believe that they can buy the script to IJ4 for such a low amount.

Caveat Idiot (1)

dougmwne (958276) | about 7 years ago | (#20837743)

Something tells me this guy is going to get caught pretty fast. I mean really... TMZ.com?

I got to know (-1, Offtopic)

geekoid (135745) | about 7 years ago | (#20837745)

why is this on Slashdot?
Indiana Jones isn't really a geek movie, or more precisely, part of the Geek culture.
Yes, it id a good movie, but Star Wars and Monty Python are entrenched in geek culture.

Is it because computers were stolen?

Please don't play the 'Stuff that matters' card. Clearly in the sentences "News for nerds, stuff that matters" applies to stuff that matters to nerds specifically as a group. Otherwise it carries no meaning.

OTOH, I'm sure there isn't any technical/nerd stuff going on in the world.

Re:I got to know (1)

king-manic (409855) | about 7 years ago | (#20837847)

Indiana Jones belongs with Star Wars, Transformers, TMNT etc.. of things that were popular when we were young. Since geeks tend not to grow out of things we have this tingly nostalgia for these things. So it might fit. bedsides, he's an archaeologist.. their sort of pottery geeks.

Re:I got to know (2, Interesting)

geekoid (135745) | about 7 years ago | (#20838387)

He is not an archaeologist, he is a treasure hunter...just ask any archaeologist.

That's like saying Jaws is a nerd/geek flick. Or the Godfather. Yes, good movies but they are embraced by the general culture, not nerd/geek culture.

Re:I got to know (1)

PlatyPaul (690601) | about 7 years ago | (#20837869)

I beg to differ. The new Indiana Jones movie shows up in all the big geek media, including on The Geekery [thegeekery.biz] .

And, for what it's worth, this is a clear indication of the importance of offsite backups and strong encryption on the desktop.

Re:I got to know (1)

penguinchris (1020961) | about 7 years ago | (#20838285)

I'm not sure how you can be a geek/nerd without liking Indiana Jones... nerds are not just into science fiction. The Indiana Jones series contains my favorite movies, trumping all of the nerdy science fiction that I also like, including Star Wars. While Indiana Jones fans are not all nerds, a venn diagram would show circles that overlap quite heavily.

Stole the wrong thing (1)

cpt.hugenstein (1025183) | about 7 years ago | (#20837751)

He should have stolen something like the script for Gili. We would have all paid him to keep it.

can't resist (5, Funny)

Leemeng (970560) | about 7 years ago | (#20837769)

"So once again, Jones, what was briefly yours is now mine."

South Park did it (1)

UbuntuDupe (970646) | about 7 years ago | (#20837799)

There was already a South Park episode about this: Season 6, "Free Hat". So ... maybe the thief just stole it keep Spielberg from digitally removing the politically incorrect stuff? :-P

Re:South Park did it (1)

PlatyPaul (690601) | about 7 years ago | (#20837971)

Sorry to burst your bubble, but that was the original master tape of "Raiders of the Lost Ark", not the upcoming final film.

It's interesting to note that it may have actually had an effect [wikipedia.org] on real-world plans for modifications....

I think the thief... (2, Funny)

Dougmeister (829273) | about 7 years ago | (#20837803)

...misplaced his decimal point.

Re:I think the thief... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20837973)

That's what the thief thinks anyway...

Indiana Jones managed to steal it and then escaped unnoticed without losing his hat.

Re:I think the thief... (1)

PlatyPaul (690601) | about 7 years ago | (#20838019)

Ok, then I guess they'd better step to it and get him his nice crispy $20.00 bill....

Re:I think the thief... (1)

theantipop (803016) | about 7 years ago | (#20838359)

Next thing we'll hear is him offering to sell for $20,000,000,000!!!

Re:I think the thief... (1)

oddaddresstrap (702574) | about 7 years ago | (#20838533)

Given the numbers involved, they won't even be able to claim that Excel is the reason their demand is so pathetic.

On other news.. (0, Offtopic)

GonzoTech (613147) | about 7 years ago | (#20837811)

.. Steven Spielberg was upset that someone also stole his bottle of Extra Tangy Diet Fudge Raisin Tartar sauce.

Sounds good to me. (3, Insightful)

aadvancedGIR (959466) | about 7 years ago | (#20837875)

I'm ready to pay that price to make sure there is no jarjar or ewok-like caracter in the film, and if needed, the double to make sure Lucas is no longer involved in any artistic part of the production.

Marketing ploy? (2, Interesting)

tonyreadsnews (1134939) | about 7 years ago | (#20837887)

We'll see. If the charges are dropped, then I say it was a marketing ploy. If not, well, then just a really stupid thief.

talk about inept security... (5, Interesting)

PJ1216 (1063738) | about 7 years ago | (#20837891)

multiple computers
The thief (singular) walked away with multiple computers? That requires multiple trips into the office. The security is bad no matter how you look at it. Either
A) One guy makes multiple trips back and forth to carry all this stuff... unless he's superman and can carry multiple computers.
B) A group of guys gets past security. One guy getting past I can see, but an entire group getting past should make it easier to catch them.

Has anyone given any thought to this being a publicity stunt? I mean, the information has yet to be leaked and for $2000, I would bet plenty of people would have found a way to get into contact with this guy and purchase it for themselves.

Something just seems unbelievable here.

Re:talk about inept security... (3, Insightful)

filterban (916724) | about 7 years ago | (#20838043)

It doesn't necessarily mean multiple trips. It would be pretty easy to carry five or six laptops at once.

Re:talk about inept security... (1)

tlhIngan (30335) | about 7 years ago | (#20838077)

multiple computers

The thief (singular) walked away with multiple computers? That requires multiple trips into the office. The security is bad no matter how you look at it. Either
A) One guy makes multiple trips back and forth to carry all this stuff... unless he's superman and can carry multiple computers.
B) A group of guys gets past security. One guy getting past I can see, but an entire group getting past should make it easier to catch them.


I don't see anything that implies they have to be desktop PCs - they could very well be laptops. I mean, a lot of people use them as desktops now, and many people do leave them on their desks when they leave for the night. Last I checked, a normal person can carry away a nice collection of laptops in a single trip.

This is especially so for the "creative" types who desire to have the ability to quickly jot down stuff while they're away from the office. They carry their laptops into meetings for notes and presenting their ideas, but other than that, it stays at the office since if they don't want to bring work home.

Re:talk about inept security... (1)

spiritraveller (641174) | about 7 years ago | (#20838297)

I mean, the information has yet to be leaked and for $2000, I would bet plenty of people would have found a way to get into contact with this guy and purchase it for themselves.
Yeah, except that unless they were buying the stuff to give it back to its rightful owner, they'd be guilty of theft by receiving. What would be surprising is if Speilberg or his company don't pay the money. It's probably worth millions to them, so why not pay a couple grand to get it back?

Something just seems unbelievable here.
Not really. This kind of criminal activity happens all the time. The only thing notable is that it was Spielberg's office. Otherwise, it's just garden variety idiot criminals trying to fence their stolen loot. Sounds like they are in over their heads and probably didn't plan on raiding Speilberg's office ahead of time.

Re:talk about inept security... (1)

BobMcD (601576) | about 7 years ago | (#20838421)

In my days as a cable monkey and onsite tech I was often dispatched to go pick up hardware from people's offices. It was amazingly easy. Now this was several years ago, but even then I was amazed at how I could walk onto a hospital campus (just one example), into someone's office, and remove a computer. Only about 25% of the time was I even questioned about what I was doing. No uniform, no credentials of any kind, just a nerdy looking guy saying "I am here for so-and-so"...

I found during this time that if you walk with purpose and smile with eye contact to everyone you pass, you could generally sail right on in and out.

It might very well still be true.

Social engineering of posture...

The likely culprits (1)

Hoi Polloi (522990) | about 7 years ago | (#20838477)

Obviously it was some kids trying to prevent a remake [wikipedia.org] of the original Indiana Jones movies.

Re:talk about inept security... (1)

jollyreaper (513215) | about 7 years ago | (#20838641)

Has anyone given any thought to this being a publicity stunt? I mean, the information has yet to be leaked and for $2000, I would bet plenty of people would have found a way to get into contact with this guy and purchase it for themselves.
Publicity stunt? Shit, I know what I'd do if I was Speilberg: I'd greenlight Transformers 2 and make sure it's even shittier than the original! But if I was Speilberg and still had a soul, I'd write this guy into the script. He'd steal Indy's papers, there would be a huge chase, and Indy would then whip the shit out of him. I'd especially include the part about him trying to sell the collection for such an absurdly lowball price. This thing could easily be blown into an awesomely funny running gag.

Back during the production of Babylon 5, the guys playing Londo and G'Kar pulled a nasty gag on the show's creator and head writer. His revenge was writing a steamy sex scene for the two of them to share in an upcoming episode. "You may have conquered my people, Mollari, but you have yet to conquer me," says G'Kar, stepping into the light and revealed to be wearing nothing but a frilly teddy. With production schedules being as crunched as they were, the gag seemed like it could be for real. "I'm working 12-hour days, you think I have time to spare for a fucking joke? That's the real script, start learning your lines."

I'd keep this guy around and start giving him the most fantastically implausible bullshit to leak off the set, stuff that wouldn't seem right except it looks like official Indy material. Nazi zombies, aliens from the planet Transexual (they look like Ann Coulter and Tim Curry), Hitler in combat exoskeleton with dual gatling guns, lesbian mermaid vampires, Xenu and Krishna in a battle royale, leave everyone confused!

err, hello. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20837895)

He/she is an 'alleged thief' until they are found guilty.

Re:err, hello. (1)

Toonol (1057698) | about 7 years ago | (#20838419)

Legally, that's true.

But we are free to make our own judgments. OJ is a murderer, for instance. The legal system doesn't dictate our own thoughts and opinions.

Re:err, hello. (2, Informative)

crow (16139) | about 7 years ago | (#20838565)

No. You are a thief from the moment you commit the crime. The media will say "alleged" because they don't want to make a judgement, especially if doing so can get them sued.

Further, if there was a theft, then it was committed by a thief. Since they haven't accused someone, there is no alleged thief, but since someone did it, there is a thief.

Of course, some have said that it is an alleged theft, because it may have been an authorized publicity stunt, so it may not have been stealing. (Though there would be an issue with filing a false police report or something like that.)

It happened to Coppola, too... (3, Informative)

BobMcD (601576) | about 7 years ago | (#20837913)

A very similar thing happened to Coppola a few days back:

http://www.zap2it.com/movies/news/zap-coppolascriptburgled,0,3773984.story [zap2it.com]

Re:It happened to Coppola, too... (2, Interesting)

nurhussein (864532) | about 7 years ago | (#20837985)

This is interesting.

Spielberg, Lucas and Coppola were known as "the three amigos" right? Could there be a connection?

Re:It happened to Coppola, too... (1)

geekmansworld (950281) | about 7 years ago | (#20838201)

This sounds like a job for the Hardy Boys.... ... okay, not really. They suck.

Still, it's a very interesting coincidence if that's all it is. Quite the supervillain collector if it isn't.

this just in...data was backed up! (1)

jaypaulw (889877) | about 7 years ago | (#20837941)

I'm sure they have it "backed up," so is it worth even talking to the guy? Get lost and sell your stolen warez somewhere else.

Not surprisingly (4, Funny)

Ilan Volow (539597) | about 7 years ago | (#20837993)

Spielberg first realized the script had been stolen after the security system's boulder had crashed through the Universal Studios cafeteria earlier that day.

It's not theft... (5, Funny)

miskatonic alumnus (668722) | about 7 years ago | (#20838117)

it's copyright infringement. Oh, darn it. Wrong story.

FBI! (1)

CoffeeIsMyGod (1136809) | about 7 years ago | (#20838167)

We have been told that the thief was apprehended by LAPD and the FBI with the help of a member of the online press that had been offered the stolen property.

Why the heck was the FBI involved? Oh yeah, someone with money.

Re:FBI! (1)

petermgreen (876956) | about 7 years ago | (#20838395)

he probablly tried to sell it to a website in a different state. Thats probablly enough justification for the FBI to get involved if they want to.

Re:FBI! (1)

Weegee_101 (837734) | about 7 years ago | (#20838559)

If any of the sites he contacted weren't in California then it falls under the FBI's jurisdiction since it (loosely) qualifies as attempting to transport stolen goods through interstate commerce.

Ide pay ANYTHING (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20838213)

Theres one thing in Speilbergs office ide pay any ammount of money for.

The original AURYN from The Neverending story.

As an Indiana Jones Fan.. (0, Troll)

the computer guy nex (916959) | about 7 years ago | (#20838305)

.. I hope this guy gets the death penalty. Hope this doesn't affect the release date and I hope none of this information ever becomes public.

Re:As an Indiana Jones Fan.. (1)

tehcyder (746570) | about 7 years ago | (#20838399)

I hope this guy gets the death penalty.
You really need to get out more.

Call Connery! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20838317)

INDY! The Nazis have taken the lost script of Speilberg of Paramount! If they unlock it's secrets, they will find the Spear of Destiny and will raise an undead army of Biblical heros that will parade across the Earth, bringing death to all they see unfit!

A great adventure begins...

Meanwhile, one lucky Anthropoloy 101 class gets free A's

Squandered potential (1)

Applekid (993327) | about 7 years ago | (#20838327)

What a waste. Had I stolen the script I would have returned it having made several additions and modifications.

More hearts getting pulled out of chests.
Nazis have a new catchphrase: "Uh oh, don't tell the fuhrer!" with a saucy grin.
Cameo appearance by Tomb Raider's Lara Croft.
Homage to the "Whipmaster" SNL sketch.
What's better than the Raiders' big round boulder? Two of them. Two different directions.
Blackjack. Hookers. Ahh, forget the whole thing.

Re:Squandered potential (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20838633)

"What's better than the Raiders' big round boulder? Two of them. Two different directions."

I was picturing the giant Universal Studios globe breaking off and rolling down the street after the guy :-)

I know who it was (1)

Scratch-O-Matic (245992) | about 7 years ago | (#20838457)

It was that guy who won "On The Lot," which included an office and job with Spielberg

What is it with the fucking haha tag? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20838531)

This is just another example as to why shiotdot needs to be fucking crashed and all shiddot sheeple, incl their heros Fucktardtaco and his butt-buddies zonk, twitter, and brokeback neil.

Re:What is it with the fucking haha tag? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20838597)

Let me guess, you are going to try to haxor into Slashdot to find out where everyone lives to shoot them and then to crash it. Oh wait, judging by the lack of grammar skills you must be using M$ Windoze. That tells me you can't even use a script let alone write one. Mods, mod parent down as low as the poster's IQ, -1.

If you've got something worthless... (2, Interesting)

Loke the Dog (1054294) | about 7 years ago | (#20838627)

put a high price tag on it, and watch the buyers flock. Try giving kittens away. Its hard, because when people evaluate if they should take one of your kittens, they will think of the problems of owning a cat. Now try selling kittens for 100$ each. Its about as hard as giving them away because the cost will draw attention away from the other problems, but it will also earn you money.

Same applies here. For 2000$, the big issue for the buyer is that he's buying something illegal that might actually not contain anything really interesting. For 200 000$, the big issue is to get the cash.

Movie Ripoff Script (1)

Doc Ruby (173196) | about 7 years ago | (#20838647)

This robbery comes right after Francis Coppola's data archive was robbed [examiner.com] . "Who's Robbing the Great Directors of Hollywood" sounds like a great premise for a movie. Too bad it'll never be faithful to the original, As Seen on Slashdot.
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