(via Sun News) A police report filed Silver City, New Mexico notes the theft of 80 DVDs from a Redbox at a Wal-mart location in Silver City.
Apparently, the machine malfunctioned and allowed someone to bypass the security device and access the inner door of the Redbox, giving them access to the DVDs. The theft is still under investigation at this time. Redbox declined to comment on the incident.
This is likely an isolated incident and not a widespread function, but it does bring up a good question. How often have you seen a Redbox machine malfunction? Does it happen to you often?
Personally, I have seen a machine down a few times and it would not allow rentals, but I have never had a malfunction when renting/returning a DVD. How about you?