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Wis. man finds stolen iPhone through GPS

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[February 17, 2010]  OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) -- A man whose iPhone was stolen from his car used GPS to track it down.

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,

[Associated Press]

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