Published: Tue, April 18, 2017
Tech | By Constance Martin

IPhone Thief Outsmarted at Coachella Music Festival

IPhone Thief Outsmarted at Coachella Music Festival

He was eventually detained by security and arrested by Indio Police officials.

According to reports by KMIR and effect of Sound, victims noticed their phones missing and quickly used Find My iPhone on their friends' phones to actually locate 36-year-old Henao still at the festival.

Several festival-goers noticed their phones missing and activated the "Find My Phone" feature, which provides users with the Global Positioning System location of their device, Indio police Sgt. Dan Marshall said.

Some victims were able to find and follow the suspect, identified as Reinaldo De Jesus Henao. When people began to notice their phones were missing, a quick-thinking group of victims put a helpful feature on their smart phones to work. Law enforcement searched through Henao's bag and found more than 100 cellphones. The remaining phones were turned into Lost and Found at the concert site, where owners could claim them.

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Henao faces grand theft and possession of stolen property charges.

Coachella might be a Snapchatter's paradise, but it's also, apparently, a phone thief's paradise.

Spread your valuables out in several places instead of keeping them all in one spot.

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