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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,...
01-19-2012, 07:38 PM #1
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*
Last edited by Phillip Swanson; 01-19-2012 at 07:41 PM.
01-19-2012, 07:43 PM #2
That's awesome!!! Hope they can't use Find My iPhone to track down Anonymous! LOL!
01-19-2012, 07:43 PM #3
Thanks for tellin stupid criminals how to bypass most security Nd tracking options lol.
01-19-2012, 07:44 PM #4
01-19-2012, 07:48 PM #5
The thief didn't have enough illegal money and drugs he/she had to steal an iPhone? Ridiculous.
01-19-2012, 07:48 PM #6
1,100 grams?!? What a weird way to describe the quantity
01-19-2012, 07:52 PM #7
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.
01-19-2012, 07:53 PM #8
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..."
01-19-2012, 07:56 PM #9
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.
01-19-2012, 07:56 PM #10
01-19-2012, 08:05 PM #11
We have stupid criminals in my Hometown! DANG.
01-19-2012, 08:14 PM #12
All those drugs and guns....and an Xbox 360 lol.I Take Three L's To The Head...Love, Live, Life then I'm Dead
01-19-2012, 08:14 PM #13
Stupid people these days..
01-19-2012, 08:15 PM #14
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...
01-19-2012, 08:16 PM #15
Why did they put the Xbox in the pic? Smh
01-19-2012, 08:16 PM #16
01-19-2012, 08:18 PM #17
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...
01-19-2012, 08:22 PM #18
01-19-2012, 08:30 PM #19
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!
01-19-2012, 08:33 PM #20