Rex Chapman arrested for allegedly stealing $14k worth of Apple products

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| September 20th, 2014 | 4,012 Views

The only more SMH worthy Apple news than people waiting outside day-and-night in the rain for some new iPhones is the news that former white-men-can’t-jump myth breaker and NBA executive Rex Chapman was arrested yesterday for allegedly shoplifting more than $14,000 in Apple merchandise from a store in Scottsdale, AZ.

Via AZCentral

Scottsdale police say Chapman is alleged to have stolen items from the Apple Store at the Scottsdale Quarter on seven occasions in recent months.

Apple Store employees told police that Chapman picked up items in the store and made it appear that he was paying for them using a self-checkout system via iPhone app. He would then leave the store without actually paying for the items, they said.

Chapman allegedly took the items to a local pawn shop and sold them for cash, according to Sgt. Mark Clark, a Scottsdale police spokesman. The store’s estimated loss is more than $14,000.

Clark said store managers alerted police to the thefts in August and that multiple employees recognized the thief as Chapman “based on his previous celebrity status as an NBA basketball player,”

Scottsdale police property-crimes detectives say they developed probable cause to arrest Chapman, and officers took him into custody at 1:45 p.m. Friday after stopping his car in northeast Scottsdale.

Crazy, crazy, crazy!

But not as crazy as the University of Kentucky caring what type of girls he was dating back in his college days.


“It’s the climate of how things were,” he was quoted as saying. “People were bothered by the fact that sometimes I dated black girls. Most preferred that I keep it confidential and hide it.

“I was being asked to lead a lifestyle that was absolutely wrong, simply for the fact that some people didn’t like that I dated somebody of a different race,” Chapman told the paper. “I mean, what is that? Is that America?”

“I won’t name names, but I can think of at least a half-dozen times or more that somebody with the university asked that it stop or to be sure that it was kept inconspicuous,” he said.

Crazy, crazy, crazy!


Let’s switch to crazy on the court. I always considered Rex to be the kind of crazy player on the court with the ability to make some of the craziest shots I’ve ever seen, so let’s flashback to some of those examples, starting with this amazing shot.

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