Ah, thank Apple for iCloud, Find My iPhone, and open water swimming. Wait, scratch that last bit.
Redditor and triathlon competitor pnine yesterday was out for a training swim in the ocean. He left his pants on the shore when diving into the water in his wetsuit, his keys in his shoes, his wallet and iPhone in his pants.
A bit of the way out, he had a premonition that some of his stuff had been taken. Upon returning to shore, he found out that his hunch was right. His keys, shoes, and towel were still there, but no pants. Which, of course, meant no wallet and no iPhone.
Instead of panicking like many of us would, he remembered he had his laptop and a handy mobile Wi-Fi hotspot in his car. No word on whether the laptop was a Mac or not, but that’s how we’re envisioning it.
So, the victim logged into iCloud on his laptop, and found that his iPhone, courtesy of the handy dandy GPS and Find My Phone app installed, was currently on its way down the street. He drove toward the signal, and saw the alleged perpetrator, wearing the stolen pants, boxer underwear in hand.
Confronting the thief, pnine began to yell. The thief denied having stolen anything, even when confronted with the very obvious fact that those were pnine’s underwear in hand. Asking a passing cyclist to call 911, pnine managed to convince the crook to toss the phone and wallet into the side window of pnine’s car, and the thief walked on, pants still firmly on.
A police report was made, pnine got his wallet and iPhone back, but not his pants, and he posted on Reddit to make sure that we all installed Find My iPhone on our iPhones.