Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

News

Downtown Eateries to Defend Your Droid?

cellphoneontable.jpg
Photo by tobiastoft on Flickr
Before you read more...
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

Theft of electronic devices in downtown L.A. increases dramatically during the holidays and the LAPD is enlisting your favorite servers and bartenders to help you keep your cell safe, according to the LA Times.

Police Lt. Paul Vernon is asking that servers at downtown eateries, bars and clubs keep a close eye on stray cell phones, cameras and other mobile devices that patrons may leave unattended while enjoying dinner and drinks out.

Whether or not servers will comply with the request is unknown, given that the holidays are an an unusually busy time for them already. Should it really be their responsibility to make sure you don't lose your gadgets? We're not sure, but the next time you hear a server uttering the recommended LAPD phrase "Watch your phone," thank them. They are busy enough making sure your poutine is perfect and your mojito is merry.