Confirmed: Dozens of TVs Were Looted from Arena at DNC in Charlotte (Video)
LG Electronics firm says 72 television sets went missing from the Charlotte arena after the DNC.
The firm says it lost $75,000 worth of equipment that was never accounted for.
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Maybe it was part of their redistribution plan?
The Democratic National Convention has been over for 18 months, but it’s still fresh in the mind of one company who filed a police report saying it can’t find $75,000 worth of equipment. LG Electronics spoke with WBTV and explained why it decided to tell police now.
The DNC ended in September 2012. LG electronics based in New Jersey had hundreds and hundreds of displays for delegates and convention participants.
“A number of the products were sold on site and after the event. But the majority were returned to our warehouse they came back safe and sound,” said John I. Taylor, a LG spokesperson.
After the DNC people packed up and left the Time Warner Cable Arena, but LG says somehow 72 of their tvs walked away. Taylor said during a convention it’s not unusual to lose an item or two, but this was a lot.
“But there were some goods missing, a substantial amount around $75,000 worth and we were unable through our internal investigations and our ongoing dialogs with the DNC to resolve this,” said Taylor, “So, we’re working with our insurance company and the Charlotte police.”
And, this surprises no one.