• DNC organizers say $500K in equipment missing during convention

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Organizers behind the Democratic National Convention now say they can't find electronics from the event. 

    They said they filed a police report, listing 41 items worth roughly half a million dollars.

    "With the amount of people that you have around, I mean, things come up missing, pick up legs and take off walking," said Charlotte resident Robert Chambers.

    Organizers only list one item actually "stolen."  It also happens to be the most expensive on the list, a MacBook Pro laptop, listed at $75,000.

    Asked if that sounds about right, Charlotte resident Luke Basha said, "No, not at all."

    Chambers said, "For what they're asking for one item is kind of ridiculous if you ask me."

    Organizers claim the other 40 items are lost.  Those add up to almost $390,000.  Most of that, $200,000 worth, are laptops.  In fact, some are listed at $40,000, $34,000 and $25,000 each. 

    About the laptops, Basha said, "Crazy, inflated figures."

    But people behind the convention also allegedly lost a $54,000 Blackberry, a $30,000 iPhone and two iPads worth around $15,000 apiece.

    Channel 9 called the DNC to ask about the dollar figures, how they lost track of all these items and why they filed now so many months after the event. 

    Nobody has responded to the questions as of 6 p.m.


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