Girl Pretends to Phone with iPod Touch to Scare Kidnapper

Girl Pretends to Phone with iPod Touch to Scare Kidnapper

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One tech-savvy 12-year-old girl spooked a would-be kidnapper by pretending to make a phone call on her iPod Touch.

Police in Delaware are still trying to track down the creep who tried to lure the girl into his van the other evening as she waited to be picked up outside Stanton Middle School.

She told police that a man in a white van pulled into the school driveway and told her to “get in the van.”

But when quick-thinking tween put her iPod Touch to her ear and acted as if she was making a phone call, the man sped off.

The suspect is described as a white male, 35-45 years old, with a dark crew cut. He was last seen wearing a dark sweatshirt. Investigators are asking anyone with information about the man to contact Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

It’s an unexpected consequence of the fact that the iPod Touch and iPhone are design kissing cousins — and a good reason to turn your iPod Touch into a phone in a pinch by installing VOIP apps like Truphone to make calls. To use your second or third generation iPod Touch as a phone, you’ll need the app plus a headset with microphone, or a microphone adapter like those sold for the iPhone.

Via ABC News

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