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GPS Snags Would-Be iPhone Thief


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#1 buddy215

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:38 AM

http://www.techweb.com/article/showArticle...mp;section=news
July22, 2010
........That's not quite what happened in the tale of David Kahn's iPhone, but close enough. Mr. Kahn works for a company called Covia Labs, and was in San Francisco on Monday to demo his Alert & Respond service to his public relations team. One of the team members took the iPhone outside in the South of Market neighborhood when a man road by on a bicycle, snatched the iPhone, and took off.

Mr. Kahn was sitting at a laptop upstairs in the office, and noticed that his colleague was suddenly moving extremely fast down the street as he tracked the iPhone. Then she came running into the office and called the police.

Police used Mr. Kahn's software to track and arrest the thief. He was caught about a half-mile away, about 10 minutes after the theft. The alleged thief was booked for suspicion of grand theft and possession of stolen property.

"What are the odds that you would grab someone's cell phone during a demonstration of the ability to track the phone's location in real time? That's what this unfortunate thief did," said Kahn. ......................
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Posted 05 August 2010 - 12:33 PM

Haha I love stories like this. Always good to see a story like this when its ending is so good (and unfortunately so rare these days).




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