iPhone owner tricks thief using dating app

iPhone owner tricks thief using dating app

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: The new iPhone 5 is displayed at an Apple Store on September 21, 2012 in San Francisco, California. Customers flocked to Apple Stores across the U.S. to purchase the hotly anticipated iPhone 5 which went on sale nationwide today. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Posted on January 7, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 7 at 12:21 PM

(AP) — A New York City musician used a combination of technology, seduction, a hammer and a bribe to reclaim his missing iPhone from a confused crook.

Jazz trombonist Nadav Nirenberg says he left the phone in a livery cab on New Year's Eve. The next morning, the 27-year-old learned via email that someone was sending messages to women using a dating app on the phone.

Nirenberg logged on to the service and offered the man a date — posing as a woman. He even posted a picture of a pretty girl.

When the culprit arrived at Nirenberg's Brooklyn apartment building with wine, the musician greeted him with a $20 bill while holding a hammer — just in case.

The thief handed him the iPhone and left without a word.

 

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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