If You're Going To Steal Something, Perhaps Avoid A Phone Demoing A GPS Tracking Program
from the protip dept
These days, lots of smartphones have apps for tracking the location of the phones, so stealing one of them is probably becoming increasingly risky for thieves. But, still, in a move that didn’t bode well at all, Horatio Toure supposedly used his bicycle to ride up to a woman in San Francisco carrying an iPhone, and snatched it out of her hands. The only problem? The woman had it to demo a new “real-time GPS tracking program.” It took all of about 10 minutes for the police to track down Toure, about a half a mile away. Nice work.