Help me catch a thief please! I have a question.

Discussion in 'iPod' started by elmateo487, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. elmateo487 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 12, 2008
    So, my 160 GB classic was stolen from me at a party with a bunch of people at it. In short, i know who the scum bag is that took it.

    So! What i need to know, is where i can look to see the logs of what ipods have been plugged into a computer. Maybe iTunes logs it somewhere. Somewhere where i can see the name of the ipod that was logged. Then ill just check his computer and find it logged on there.

    Any ideas? I would be very very appreciative if someone could help. I despise thieves so much... Man im mad.

    Thank you

  2. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

    Mar 24, 2008
    if he says its his say lemme take a look at it with ur serial number or something and then snag it and book it or floor it if u have a car in that case
  3. elmateo487 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 12, 2008
    Yeah well... i wont go into details here. But that wont be possible. At least for right now.
  4. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

    Mar 24, 2008
  5. panoz7 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 21, 2005
    Raleigh, NC
    If you're on a mac you can find the serial numbers of synced ipods in a plist file. Open the file library/preferences/ and you should see a list off all the ipods that have been synced. Expanding the info for each ipod should should you its serial number.
  6. elmateo487 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 12, 2008
    This scum doesn't use a mac. Of course he is on a PC ;)
  7. ColinEC macrumors 6502

    Apr 4, 2008
    It would be better to contact the police, especially since you know whose stolen your $349 iPod. It would teach him a lesson, and would hopefully avoid a conflict between the two of you when you try to get your iPod back.
  8. Dmac77 macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2008
    I second the motion.

  9. spork183 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2006
    Interested that you have access to his computer, but not your pod. Sounds like a roommate. Dude, time for a new roomy...
  10. purpleismyfav macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2008
    doing that at least you'll know that it's the right iPod and won't comprimise your relationship with your buddy if your wrong. If your right though go to the police

    Oh yea for windows to see the last connected iPod go to Help > Hold the Ctrl key > select "About iTunes", and they last connected iPod will scroll by, it has to be iTunes 7.6 or later though, and if he's not on that version update it and wait until he connects it, he shouldn't notice the difference between versions unless he's on iTunes 4 or something, but there's a way there too.
  11. magiic macrumors regular


    Jun 17, 2008
    Step 1: Approach quietly from behind
    Step 2: Forcefully cover his mouth your hand
    Step 3: (rapidly after step 2) run sharp knife across his throat
    Step 4: Bury him in the hills
    Step 5: Reclaim iPod
    Step 6: ????
    Step 7: PROFIT!!!
  12. elmateo487 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 12, 2008
    I am not one to call the police. I've never used them for anything. In my experiences they are just as bad. (So Cal police don't care about anything, unless there has been gunfire)

    Coming up to college we had our truck stolen with everything i have ever owned in it. It was a new F350 powerstroke. Inside was my Laptop, my dads laptop, saxophone, guitar, my moms and my camera, clothes, cds, dvds, ipod. The whole works. Stolen from a gaurded parking lot, with a steering lock on it. The cops had him on video, and still could do nothing about it. They said these kinds of things happen all the time. 60,000 dollars stolen. Yeah. Bull!

    I do not have access to his computer, but can. So if he isnt guilty of stealing it? He will be alright letting check his comp right? He lives in my same apartment building, so that wont be hard.


    Thanks ill try that.
  13. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

    Mar 24, 2008
    What kinda police are those sounds like the rcmp :eek: where do u live in craps ville :confused:
    Heres what you can do ask him to hang out and act nice to him and when ur at his house and maybe u see he has a new ipod mention it and that you got urs stolen and be like hey it has the same serial number snab it and run and lock your door.
  14. Muncher macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2007
    Can he beat you in a fight, or are you about evenly matched? If the second, or if you can beat him, corner him alone, confront him, tell him if he gives back the ipod now, there won't be any trouble, then threaten to call the cops (you don't actually have to). If he's never been in serious trouble before, he should crack immediately. If he still insists he doesn't have the 'pod, tell him he'd god **** better help you find it. Then, offer a reward. :p

    There, now you have a two man search team!

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