England schoolboy rugby star locked up - 'for filming police having break in a bar while on duty' (The Daily Mail)
Tuesday October 30th, 2012
A rugby player has accused police officers of trying to hack the phone he had used to record them taking a break - locking it for a staggering 42 years.
Management trainee Jake Coplestone, 20, used his mobile phone to record footage of five officers outside a bar and coffee shop.
But he was then approached by two of the officers who accused him of being drunk and disorderly and put him in handcuffs.
The Newbury RFC player was arrested and spent the night in a police cell before being released - without his iPhone.
But when the handset was returned five days later it had a screen message stating: 'iPhone is disabled, try again in 22,461,058 minutes' - more than four decades.
He claims this was due to the handset being tampered with repeatedly in a crude effort to crack the password.