SF Cops nab thief who stole iPhone during GPS tracking demo

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  1. jcb10 macrumors regular

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    From the San Francisco Chronicle Crime Blog:

    There are unlucky thieves, and then there is Horatio Toure.

    According to San Francisco police, the 31-year-old city resident rode a bicycle up to a woman Monday afternoon in the South of Market neighborhood, snatched an iPhone out of her hands, and then pedaled away.

    Problem was, the woman was carrying the phone as part of a company's demonstration of a real-time GPS tracking program. If the bandit would have taken a peek at the screen, he would have seen himself traveling across a map of San Francisco.

    Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/crime/detail?entry_id=68288&tsp=1#ixzz0uLqF1Xr9

    Rest of story at:
    <http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/crime/detail?entry_id=68288&tsp=1>
     
  2. F123D macrumors 68040

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    Great story. Can't wait to watch it on America's dumbest criminals.. :D
     
  3. vincenz macrumors 601

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    That's absolutely hilarious. Some people just don't have luck
     
  4. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 1.6; en-gb; Dell Streak Build/Donut) AppleWebKit/528.5+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.2 Mobile Safari/525.20.1)

    Rofl! Great post and good story. What a fool! :D
     
  5. nooaah macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like the thief wasn't holding it wrong!
     
  6. palmerc2 macrumors 65816

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    Dumb sack of ****. I cannot stand thieves, dumber than **** most of the time....
     
  7. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    Karma Kicking the guy in the A$$
     
  8. Frenchjay macrumors 68000

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  10. Nykwil macrumors 65816

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    sounds fishy.

    i mean...what are the odds of a company testing out a real-time tracking program and getting said device stolen? I mean that's great "PR" for that company. Seems all too coincidental to me.

    wreaks of publicity stunt.
     
  11. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    Murphy's law doesn't just hit law abiding people.

    I say wait a few days and see what else comes up about this story.
     
  12. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    This wouldn't be a dumb criminal - just unlucky.

    Dumb is the guy who fell for "We can't accept this demand for money note, as it was written on a deposit slip for another bank".
     

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