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Dec 18, 2010

Stolen iPhone Provokes Aussie Police to Fire Up the Helicopter to Track it by GPS

The iPhone was stolen from a hospital in Heidelberg, Melbourne, a 16 year old kid who pedalled away furiously on his BMX. It was another successful result for Apple's "Find My iPhone" service though, which allowed the police to track the kid using GPS from a helicopter.

17 comments:

Vapor said...

While effective, it seems a bit excessive to use a helicopter to chase down a biker.

SuciƓ Sanchez said...

Aussie cops are even worse than Brit cops for disproportionate misuse of powers and equipment.

They'll go to any lengths to catch any "villains" they can get - like speeding motorists.

I'd make the b*stards ride bicycles.

Diego said...

That´s too much effort =P

SpringyB said...

Good thing they take stolen phones seriously. I'd much rather be murdered anyways.

Unablogger said...

I hope they send the phone owner a fuel bill. My friend was nearby when he saw a teenager running from a Walmart this morning, with a jacket full of loot. Dale chased him into the parking lot and detained him until security arrived. And the store still charged Dale full price for his own purchases. Cheapskates.

Billy said...

Aussie tax dollars at work lol. Seriously, what the hell was on the phone that was so important?

Castor Troy said...

hahaha are they fucking serious they have nothing better to do than to track some fucking stolen iphone, what a bunch of dumbfucks.

ak47 said...

cool and that helicopter comes out of taxpayer monies! for a phone...

Mistified said...

Waste of tax payers money for sure. But apparently it was in the area, so I guess it was an efficient waste of tax payers money :)

Bargain Hunter said...

Yep they need to find better things to do than waste resources on trivial things like that...

Mister Sharaf said...

this is waste of money

Teutorix said...

That's stupid

Major.Mack said...

what the fuck, iPhone Hater here: you cant track me :)

Jimmy Fungus said...

Wow, we Americans can't track down Osama after 10 years, but the Aussies can track down an iphone lickety split...hmmm.

Joel C Anatoli said...

What a fucking waste.

MArk said...

I bet they also got the president to do the paperwork after his arrest.

MRanthrope said...

I think this is rad. I'd sure as hell want them doing this for me if I were in this situation.