Anyone who’s ever lost an iPhone before may have found their phone by utilizing the Find My iPhone app to track down its location. Unless you have location services turned off, your phone is tracking your location.
With that in mind, you’d think someone stealing hundreds of iPhones would at least be smart enough to make sure the phones he stole didn’t having tracking on.
Leave it to a group of tech-savvy concert-goers to solve a case of stolen cellphones at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival over the weekend.
According to the Indio Police Department, the music fans activated their “Find My iPhone” app and followed Reinaldo De Jesus Henao around the venue until he was detained by security workers.
Officers later arrived and found more than 100 cellphones in Henao’s backpack, police said.
Henao, 36, of New York was arrested on suspicion of grand theft and possession of stolen property, police said.
Several cellphones were returned to victims, and others were left at lost and found, according to police.
Police took Henao to a correctional center where he was charged with grand theft and possession of stolen property, but he walked out after putting up the $10,000 required to bail him out, according to KMIR.
H/T LA Times
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