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  • Find My iPhone App Finds Drugs, Guns, and Criminals for Marietta Police

    Marietta, known for it's diner and apparently stupid criminals

    Earlier this week Marietta Police made a large narcotics bust at the Autumn View Apartments on Franklin Road outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Their big lead? A stolen iPhone and the Find My iPhone app.

    A guest in a nearby hotel reported his iPhone stolen and with permission police used the “Find My iPhone App” to locate the man’s phone. Officers tracked the phone to a nearby apartment complex. Once there “the smell of pot led officers to one unit.”

    A search warrant turned up the goodies picture above which include 1,100 grams of marijuana, what appears to be an AK-47 or a similar assault rifle, five handguns (three of them stolen), and dozens of Oxycodone tablets. Officers made several arrests including one suspect who tried to jump off an upper balcony.

    Who would have thought Apple’s app for the forgetful would turn into a “Find Drugs, Guns, and Money” app for police. Criminals just need to exercise more caution with the phone’s they steal or turn the phone off or at least turn off location services and WiFi.

    *Thanks to MMi member 2Jaze for tipping us to this hilarious story*

    Source: WSBRadio
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Find My iPhone App Finds Drugs, Guns, and Criminals for Marietta Police started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 43 Comments
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      That's awesome!!! Hope they can't use Find My iPhone to track down Anonymous! LOL!
    1. Liveitlive's Avatar
      Liveitlive -
      Thanks for tellin stupid criminals how to bypass most security Nd tracking options lol.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Liveitlive View Post
      Thanks for tellin stupid criminals how to bypass most security Nd tracking options lol.
      Hahaha! If they're stupid, I'm sure they still won't figure it out!!!
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      The thief didn't have enough illegal money and drugs he/she had to steal an iPhone? Ridiculous.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      1,100 grams?!? What a weird way to describe the quantity
    1. vthree's Avatar
      vthree -
      yeah i'm really glad you mentioned how to avoid all these problems --- lol.. its like the Mr. Swanson is trying to look out for all the iThieves out there.
    1. Checksum47's Avatar
      Checksum47 -
      So what happens if I find a Iphone in a parking lot outside a bar? Is it mine? Do I have to legally turn the phone in? Or is it mine?
      And I dont want to hear, "C'mon man...Just admit its stolen..."
    1. Liveitlive's Avatar
      Liveitlive -
      Answer any calls if able... Turn into thevpolice I guess. Or put it in dfu mode n restore in iTunes lol. But seriously... Do the right thing. Ant1 of us would at least shed a single tear if we lost out idevice. No matter what version... iPhone 3 excluded lol.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Checksum47 View Post
      So what happens if I find a Iphone in a parking lot outside a bar? Is it mine? Do I have to legally turn the phone in? Or is it mine?
      And I dont want to hear, "C'mon man...Just admit its stolen..."
      C'mon man...Just admit its stolen!!! LOL!

      So that's where my AK went...
      I've been looking for days!
    1. lite4d's Avatar
      lite4d -
      We have stupid criminals in my Hometown! DANG.
    1. GranDaddyPurp's Avatar
      GranDaddyPurp -
      All those drugs and guns....and an Xbox 360 lol.
    1. R.Mortera's Avatar
      R.Mortera -
      Stupid people these days..
    1. Checksum47's Avatar
      Checksum47 -
      To be honest it looks like it was used as a puck to play hockey in the gravel parking lot. Had it since New Years and has never gotten a single call...
    1. pryst33's Avatar
      pryst33 -
      Why did they put the Xbox in the pic? Smh
    1. PoEtikly's Avatar
      PoEtikly -
      Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
      1,100 grams?!? What a weird way to describe the quantity
      Why? That's how they typically measure volume in news reports about drugs. Haha, but you must be a smooooker. Only a burner would think......"grams? No! We'z call em pounds!"
    1. cafier's Avatar
      cafier -
      Hey Swanson, wtf is up with your last piece of logic? "Criminals just need to exercise more caution with the phone’s they steal or turn the phone off or at least turn off location services and WiFi. "

      Please exercise some level of intelligence before crafting an article;..if you were aware of your audience you wouldn't showcase sympathy for a segment the population readers of MMi don't care for and never want to have the misfortune being of victim of.... ie: iThieves...
    1. Liveitlive's Avatar
      Liveitlive -
      Quote Originally Posted by GranDaddyPurp View Post
      All those drugs and guns....and an Xbox 360 lol.
      Because the Xbox is considered drug dealing paraphernalia lol. They think since every dealer has 1... N Prob had enough residue on it from weighing dope & playing games it was entered as evidence.
    1. tangus999's Avatar
      tangus999 -
      yes please REMOVE the idiot warning!
      if your smart enough to know to do certain things AND your a phone theif, good for you.
      but don't tell the idiots how to be bad.
      AND if you want to outsmart the smart thief get ilocalis and turn on "nevershutdown" that fix em good!
    1. Liveitlive's Avatar
      Liveitlive -
      Quote Originally Posted by tangus999 View Post
      yes please REMOVE the idiot warning!
      if your smart enough to know to do certain things AND your a phone theif, good for you.
      but don't tell the idiots how to be bad.
      AND if you want to outsmart the smart thief get ilocalis and turn on "nevershutdown" that fix em good!

      I use Igotya... Has the same feature unless they do a hard reset to turn it off them again... We're SOL. we need something that will still locate when off or turn on remotely... That would be bad ***.
    1. Sasukekun77's Avatar
      Sasukekun77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by GranDaddyPurp View Post
      All those drugs and guns....and an Xbox 360 lol.
      Thaz what i said lmao....