The Apple Store Genius Bar employees can be some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. I’ve made rounds to the Genius Bar quite a few times for MacBook and iPhone battery issues and every time, they politely replaced what I needed without more than a few questions. So when I read that a Genius employee helped save a kidnapped woman, I wasn’t at all surprised.
In Louisville, Kentucky, a woman walked into a local Apple Store inside Oxmoor mall. She was with a guy named “Greg” who she had met online. It turns out, Greg met the woman at her house earlier and held her at gunpoint. She was being forced to make stops at multiple cell-phone stores to purchase handsets for Greg. During her last stop, at Apple, the woman found an opportunity to alert an employee of her kidnapping. The Genius employee alerted security and the police was then called.
When the police arrived, it was revealed that “Greg” was really known as Victor A. Sarver Jr., who was later arrested and charge with kidnapping and robbery. A court date is being set to determine his jail sentence.
So before you make fun of those unrealistic Genius advertisements again, think about this story.