“Find my iPhone” app was used at Coachella over the weekend to find a big surprise. Reinaldo De Jesus Henao, a 36 year old man from New York, was followed around the grounds by the music fans using their app during the weekend festival. Eventually, he was detained by security. The guests noticed that the ‘dot’ on the app moved where ever Henao moved, thus identifying him as the culprit to this crime.
Henao was found with more than 100 cell phones in his backpack. He was arrested under suspicious of grand theft and possession of stolen property. Many of the phones were returned to their rightful owners and the rest were left at the lost and found.
From Fox News:
Coachella revelers used the “Find My iPhone” app to track down an alleged phone thief during the festival over the weekend, California police said. The music fans followed Reinaldo De Jesus Henao around the grounds until he was detained by security workers at the event, Indio police said. Police said they found more than 100 cellphones in Henao’s backpack.
“A bunch of people activated their ‘find my phone’ and pointed at, ‘Hey, it’s that guy, my phone, my dot, it’s moving with that guy,’ ”
Indio police Sgt. Dan Marshall said Henao, 36, of New York, was arrested on suspicion of grand theft and possession of stolen property, the Los Angeles Times reported. Police said several phones were returned and the others were left at the lost and found.