SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who swiped an Apple iPhone out of the hand of a woman in San Francisco may have been shocked when police found him only nine minutes later. It turns out the phone had been tracking his every move.
The iPhone was being used to test a new, real-time GPS tracking application, and the woman holding it was an intern for Mountain View-based Covia Labs, the software's maker.
Covia CEO David Kahn had sent the intern into the street to demonstrate the software, where police say Horatio Toure snatched it and sped away on a bicycle.
Khan was watching a live image of the phone's location on a computer and says he was immediately struck by how quickly the image began moving down the street.
Police arrested Toure nine minutes later, and the intern identified him.
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