Phone Thief Thwarted With Ease
Indio Police Dept-
A New York man has been arrested and was booked on suspicion of grand theft and receiving stolen property after he jacked over 100 cell phones and hijacked countless potential Instagram photos from Coachella.
36-year-old New York Reinaldo De Jesus Henao stole tens of thousands of dollars worth of phones before being bagged after attendees at the festival used the “Find My Phone” feature to activate the GPS location of their device, police Sgt. Dan Marshall said. Be dumber, bruh.
When police arrived, they found a backpack with over 100 cell phones jammed into it. Most of the phones were returned to their owners and the remaining were put in the festival’s lost and found.
Indio Police advised concertgoers to place their wallets or phones in their front pocket and to use an elastic band around their items to prevent them from sliding out. Officials also advise those enjoying the festival to consider taking a “dummy wallet” to confuse potential thieves, according to KTLA.
This dude seriously has no compassion considering most festival goers depend on their phones to document their drug induced antics. Everyone knows friends that go to Coachella and pride themselves in sharing everyone of their shaky iPhone videos for months after the event. This guy just stole their entire reason for going to the festival, how is everyone going to see your cliche crowd selfies and ironic group photos. Maybe this guy was just trying to do society a favor.
All jokes aside, it’s great to hear about technology actually working the way it was intended. Looks like the find my iPhone app is good for more then checking to see if you left your phone in your car when you’re too lazy to leave the couch. Glad all these party animals were able to retrieve their phones and memories.