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pedavis



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My iPod was stolen, but iCloud found it.  Reply with quote  

Hey everyone,

I'm really at a crossroads over this issue. The other night (Late Wed/Early Thurs) my ipod got stolen out of my car. I forgot to lock it, so i'm pretty sure i don't have any compensation coming via insurance. But I did file a police report.

here's where it gets interesting. I logged into iCloud (formerly MobileMe) hoping to utilize the GPS-locator in an effort to find my stolen ipod. But the thieves had not used the wifi yet (required to find on an ipod touch.)

So i waited, searching. After coming home from dinner i checked the status and BOOM! It was there, maybe 25min drive from where it was stolen.

I immediately notified the police, who sent out a cop, who took down the info/evidence that was available, and told me he'd call me if it turned up while sending a few units to the house to check things out. And to also call the cops if it moved.

Then this morning it did. Across the street, one house down, motherfuckers.

I notified the cops again, told him the whole story, and now i'm waiting for something to happen.

So i'm wondering if i should just go get it myself.
Post Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:13 pm
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cas1ne



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I'd say put it in their hands. I almost got killed over a gameboy ds once and is it worth it? nah.
Post Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:18 pm
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pedavis



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cas1ne wrote:
I'd say put it in their hands. I almost got killed over a gameboy ds once and is it worth it? nah.


i know but it's like, right there. =(
Post Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:20 pm
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outpatient



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they drew first blood
Post Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:03 pm
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pedavis



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who did? the thieves in his tale or mine?
Post Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:36 pm
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mancabbage



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show up at their place. be naked
Post Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:00 pm
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pedavis



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mancabbage wrote:
show up at their place. be naked


go on...
Post Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:13 pm
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SFR announcement



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Elephant in the room stands naked and screams out loud, "YEAH, WHAT OF IT???"
Post Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:16 pm
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adic



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Re: My iPod was stolen, but iCloud found it.  Reply with quote  

pedavis wrote:


Then this morning it did. Across the street, one house down, motherfuckers.




ipod GPS is that accurate?
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adic



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pedavis wrote:
mancabbage wrote:
show up at their place. be naked


go on...


with only a set of ipod ear buds dangling from you ears?
Post Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:20 pm
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T-Wrex
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Lars Ulrich stole it.

Karma's a bitch.
Post Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:26 pm
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mancabbage



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adic wrote:
pedavis wrote:
mancabbage wrote:
show up at their place. be naked


go on...


with only a set of ipod ear buds dangling from you ears?


haha yessss "DO YOU SEE THE MISSING PIECE!?!? FIX ME. FIX ME FIIIIIIXXXX MEEEEEEE"
Post Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:42 pm
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pedavis



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lol i like where this went. some humor has helped me through this endeavor. the first reply said it best. no need to get vigilante over an ipod.
Post Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:52 am
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breakreep
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Having had my house broken into and many things stolen, I know firsthand how useless cops are. Have they even done anything about the fact that your iPod is two houses away, yet?
Post Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:35 am
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pedavis



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i'm not sure i haven't followed-up after the 3rd report i made yesterday (about it moving.)

I'm thinking that maybe they'll build a case against the thieves. the 2nd cop i spoke to actually commented that 3 other cars were stolen from/broken into in the same night, so it's not just an ipod.

But yeah, maybe the 5-0 doesn't wanna show their hand yet. Worse comes to worse, my serial has been entered into the database of stolen gadgets that (hopefully) if it gets sold to/at a pawn shop, it'll pop on the database and give some more information to the situation.
Post Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:48 am
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