Wireless Controller Helps Student Recover Stolen Xbox 360

I found this story very clever. Here is what happend: A college student walks into his dorm to find out that his Xbox 360 was missing. However, the controller was still connected, which meant that the theif was very close. The student found the theif and got his Xbox back. Plus, they took the Xbox from the theifs doorm before he came back. Revenge!

Here is a snippet from the college’s newspaper:

Ketsenburg, who lives in Hutchens House, said that after his Xbox was stolen, he turned on his wireless Xbox controller and found that it was still connecting to his Xbox. Based on this discovery, Ketsenburg said he realized that his Xbox must be nearby, he said.

The controller connected to the Xbox on the fourth, fifth and sixth floors of Hutchens but not on the third floor and seventh floor, so through process of elimination, Ketsenburg said he figured out that the stolen Xbox must be on the fifth floor.

Following the controller’s signal, Ketsenburg said he was able to pinpoint the room where his Xbox was stolen.

The Xbox 360 wireless controller has a 30-foot range, according to the Xbox Web site. When looking for his Xbox, Ketsenburg said the light-emitting diodes of the controller flashed when he was out of range.

The 5th floor resident assistant checked the alleged room where the stolen Xbox was and was able to find the Xbox, Ketsenburg said.

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