Apple’s Find My iPhone feature is a tool used to help find your iPhone in the event that you’ve misplaced it. However in reality because of the way the tool is used, it is almost like a homing beacon of sorts, which is how a carjacking victim managed to track down his stolen car using the feature.
According to a report from News Channel 5 Nashville, Chase Richardson, the victim, was at an intersection of the road one night when a man approached his car with a gun in his hand and began banging on his window, yelling at Richardson to get out of the car and get down on the ground.
The man then demanded that Richardson hand over his personal phone and wallet, but not before Richardson had the idea of slipping his work phone into the center console. Once the man took off with his car, Richardson ran to a nearby Walgreens where he called 911, and when the police arrived, they used the Find My iPhone app to track down the suspect.
It seems that thanks to Richardson’s quick thinking, the entire ordeal only lasted for an hour before police managed to arrest the suspect. This is not the first time that the Find My iPhone feature has helped police solve crime. Previously there have been reports of how this feature has allowed police to find a gang’s hideout, and how police also managed to uncover $350,000 in stolen items.
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