No good deed goes unpunished. At least that’s what the story of a Bradenton, Florida man’s recent skirmish with WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) may lead you to believe.
According to Louis Glennon Jr., he found a BlackBerry during a game at Yankee Stadium in April. Weeks later, after he turned it on for the first time, Glennon says he determined the device probably belonged to someone who worked for WWE, whereupon Glennon contacted the WWE to try and return it.
Glennon said WWE did not even know if it was one of their phones.
So he decided to call the contact under the name of Mom. Based on these calls he determined the BlackBerry belonged to a professional wrestler called Edge, somewhat ironic as many BlackBerrys use EDGE networks to retrieve e-mail and access the Internet.
He then tried to mail the BlackBerry back to the mom, but it came back due to an incorrect address, so he contacted the mom again, and resent the BlackBerry.
Although this is what we all hope would happen if we lose our BlackBerry, this story gets a little crazier.
Apparently, WWE filed an emergency court order at the local courthouse to get back what they said is their music coordinator’s phone. According to the motion, Louis refused to return the BlackBerry and was using the information in it to call celebrities.
Louis is upset by the accusations, saying they are false and that he already returned the BlackBerry.
He sent a letter to WWE telling them as much.
“We have not given any information out to anybody because we are not those kind of people,” Louis wrote in his letter. “We are not children, advertising information on the Internet. We are good people and had no bad intentions, like most people in this world would.”
The attorney for WWE would not return the newspaper’s phone calls for a comment last week.