An iPhone goes missing at a hospital in Heidelberg, Australia, where iPhone theft is taken pretty seriously.
The iPhone’s owner was a woman who had presumably downloaded the “Find My iPhone app,” which the police used to locate the iPhone in the neighboring suburb of Greensborough. As it turns out a police helicopter was already in the area and was dispatched to the iPhone’s GPS coordinates. The tracking was so accurate that the helicopter spotted the 16-year old thief riding a stolen bike down a city street. When the boy noticed the chopper flying overhead he hopped off the bike and got onto a nearby tram. Ground police were waiting for him at the exit. He was charged with burglary, theft and possession of marijuana. iPhone thieves 0, Helicopter Police 1.
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Now, if the thief had had the foresight to use the iPhone to control the helicopter, we’d be looking at a whole different news story.
via @ TUAW