Tiernan Paine left a $400 phone in his unlocked car while at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Oak Creek on Thursday night. The 28-year-old subscribes to MobileMe, a service that synchronizes data between his phone and home computer. It also includes a global positioning system.
Paine told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he pinpointed his phone's location and saw a picture of the suspect's home.
Paine took the material to Oak Creek police. The next day, he and another church member who also had a phone stolen that night had their phones back.
Police Chief Tom Bauer said the suspect confessed to about six thefts from parked cars.
Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,