The alleged victim of tactics used by Apple security employees seeking to recover an iPhone prototype is considering filing a lawsuit against the tech giant. Sergio Calderon, a 22-year-old San Francisco man claims Apple workers impersonated police officers during a search of his home.
Calderon has hired San Francisco attorney David Monroe, who up to now has handled commercial and business cases, according to CNET. Monroe questions whether Calderon was at the Cava 22 lounge the night the iPhone prototype disappeared and why San Francisco police allowed Apple’s private investigators to conduct a search of his client’s home.
According to Calderon, on Aug. 31, six people showed up at his home and said they would obtain a search warrant unless he complied with their request. Two people who Calderon thought were police officers then conducted the search. Later, it was determined the “officers” were actually Apple employees, according to the news site. The San Francisco Police Department has said two Apple employees searched Calderon’s home, car and computer while SFPD officers waited outside.
“My focus is primarily on Apple. I’m trying to figure out why Apple did this,” Monroe said.