Geek Squad Gets a Ticket

So this is one of those stories that I almost immediately dismiss to the “Ahh…I don’t care” categories but the more I think about it the more ridiculous it seems (and there’s a local connection since Best Buy headquarters is 10 minutes from my house).

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) apparently has an issue about the paint jobs on the Geek Squad cars looking too much like a cop car (this firm is a part of Best Buy now  and is a Dragnet-like services firm performing a variety of offerings to ensure PC’s work for customer’s) and ticketed a Geekmobile in Walnut Grove, CA this past week.

Reading this morning’s Minneapolis Star/Tribune, I came across this article (subscription) that indicated the head of the Geek Squad, Robert Stephens, has “…reluctantly agreed to repaint the doors of all 150 “Geekmobiles” in California to black.

Huh? Maybe this is making a mountain-out-of-a-molehill, but the only thing the CHP *didn’t* do was to fall back on it being an Homeland Security imperative. If a driver in California mistakes a Geekmobile for a police car, this State has bigger problems than an electronics retailer’s technical support Joe Friday’s.

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