Man Arrested In Cell Phone Hostage Extortion

A Seaside man was arrested in Pacific Grove in a sting operation Tuesday evening as he allegedly tried to sell a stolen cellular telephone to an undercover police officer.

Police said the phone had been stolen from Alejandro Ortiz on Saturday night while he was attending the Feast of Lanterns pageant at Lovers Point in Pacific Grove.

When I read the headline, “Man arrested in cell phone sting operation” I thought there was a big ring of stolen or hacked phone criminals. Too high tech for P.G., just another stupid bad guy named Kirby Bruno Jr. trying to extort money from an owner of a lost phone.

Man Arrested In Cell Phone Hostage Extortion