Florin Necula downloaded a flash drive in January to the surprise of Secret Service agents who had arrested him on suspicion of credit card theft. the Kingston flash drive was in his pocket and he swallowed it while in custody. The problem is that “this too will [not] pass.” Necula has finally agreed to have the flash drive surgically removed after it failed to pass naturally.
The question now is whether the flash drive will be readable after being exposed to stomach acids over a long period. A Kingston executive Mike Sager noted (in the most understated comment of the year) “as you might imagine, we have no actual experience with someone swallowing a USB.”
Necula is currently being held without bail at a Queens jail.
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