find my iphoneLost your smartphone? Don’t worry, there are apps for that such as Apple’s Find My iPhone which in the past has resulted in some pretty amazing stories of finding people trapped in ravines, thieves returning the device after being confronted, and accidentally stumbling across a cache of stolen items that were later recovered by the police.

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Unfortunately 18-year old Jeremy Cook did not have that happy ending. According to the reports, it seems that Cook was recently killed after trying to hunt down his lost smartphone. It seems that Cook had left his phone in a cab over the weekend, and he managed to eventually track it down through an app.

He went to the address with a relative but were later confronted by three men in a car where the situation grew tense. When the men in the car tried to drive off, Cook grabbed onto the door but was shot by one of the men inside the car and later died from his wounds. The car and phone were eventually recovered and the police are now trying to piece together what went down.

According to London Police Constable Ken Steeves who spoke to CBC News, “It’s certainly extreme,” London Police Const. Ken Steeves told The Canadian Press.​ “No one ever would have predicted or even thought that a loss of life would have resulted from a loss of a phone.” The authorities have since cautioned the public about trying to retrieve their stolen/lost devices themselves in the future.

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