iPhone app helps track down suspected phone thief

Posted Monday, December 16, 2013 --- 11:50 a.m.

Madison Police say an iPhone tracking app helped officers and Paul's Club bar staff track down a suspected phone thief.

A bouncer at the bar had his iPhone 4S stolen while it was charging inside the nightclub.

A colleague used the “Find My iPhone” app on a different phone to track the stolen iPhone.

GPS showed that the phone was in the area.

An officer and bar staff found a suspect hiding near Lake Mendota next to an air conditioning unit.

The man, identified as 33-year-old Denis Baker, denied stealing the phone.

A bar staff member called the phone and it could be heard ringing nearby. It was found in the snow beneath a trash can where Baker was trying to hide.

According to the police report, Baker then said “You know what? Just take me to jail. I'm done answering questions.”


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