Yes, we’ve all read the iPhone theft/loss stories where the owner happily retrieves their lost phone, but I couldn’t resist posting this story about a thief who is not only ignorant about technology but also extremely unlucky.
Horatio Toure is a thief who doesn’t know about technology. If he did, he wouldn’t have tried to steal an iPhone, because he would know that the chances of the user being able to locate their phone using Find My iPhone are pretty high.
Still, throwing caution and intelligence to the wind, Toure jumped on his bicycle, rode up to a woman in the South of Market neighborhood in San Francisco and snatched her iPhone right out of her hand.
What Toure didn’t know was that the woman was part of a demonstration for GPS software. To track the location of phones in real time. For the police and the military.
Of course the woman, Jordan Sturm hurried back to the office and notified her superiors and the police, who promptly arrested Toure and booked him for grand theft and possession of stolen goods.
Look thieves, stealing gadgets has become too risky. Every device you can buy these days does a million things and includes phone, camera and GPS capability, so until they add GPS to dollar bills, stick to stealing the paper stuff, okay?