By Vic Diaz (@TheVicDiaz)
According to a blog on WordPress.com, assets from various Apple Stores from across the country have been stolen in mass quantities. The blog, titled, “A Meanss to the End,” is being run by a man and his wife who claim to be seizing assets from these stores in order to pay back dividends that they believe that is owed to them by the tech giant. As of Nov. 7, $6.7 million have reportedly been seized from Apple Store locations in Indianapolis, IN and Louisville, KY. According to the blog, merchandise from the stores have been stored in PODS containers and will be auctioned off.
The blog’s writers state that this action is being taken due to the massive quantity of money that is owed to them. The most recent blog post states, “Mr. Cook [Apple CEO Tim Cook] needs to understand is that we are continuing to earn a dividend. As of right now we are actually owed 14.05 Million in unpaid dividends.”
The post continues, “Unless Mr. Cook pays what’s owed in full, we will be auctioning off all assets collected. We realize we will not get full retail value at auction and in anticipation of that, we will continue to seize assets until we have accumulated 3X our dividends owed.”
Previous blog posts have stated that JPMorgan Chase and Ford also owe the parties responsible for the Apple seizure and will also have assets seized.