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    Say cheese! iPhone app catches thief - CBS News


    Say cheese! iPhone app catches thief


    Picture of suspected phone thief Brian Chattoo snapped by the robbery victim's "iGotYa" iPhone app. (NYPD/WCBS)
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    (CBS News) NEW YORK - Police in Queens said they've arrested a robbery suspect whose picture was snapped by the iPhone's iGotYa app.

    CBS Station WCBS reports Brian Chattoo, 23, was captured Friday at his home in Richmond Hill.

    Police said he snatched a woman's iPhone from her pocket on Monday on Liberty Avenue.

    When he tried to unlock the phone, the iGotYa app took his picture - and emailed it to the victim.

    Chattoo is charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

    Before the theft earlier this week the phone's owner, a 31-year-old woman, downloaded a mobile phone application that will snap a picture of whomever tries to unlock the phone using an incorrect password, and then e-mail that photo and the phone's location to her.

    Police say the app, iGotYa (available online but not for sale via iTunes) worked.

    When the victim received the photo of a young man with short hair and an earring unknowingly staring into the camera, she passed it along to law enforcement officials.

    A police spokesman told The New York Times that plain clothes officers recognized the young man in the picture, identified as Brian Chattoo.




    I heart stories like these


    Edited to add: Some of the commenters are insisting that the thief's name is Bryan.
    Tiene razon, y gracias por su opinion. Now go fuck yourself.

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    That is so neat! Good for her.

    Axtually, now his name is mud!
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    That's pretty cool!
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    Haha, that's hilarious. BEST application yet.
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    Love it! Very cool story.

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    Wonder if there is an android app for this?

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    wow, what a great story!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat Scorp View Post
    Say cheese! iPhone app catches thief - CBS News
    Before the theft earlier this week the phone's owner, a 31-year-old woman, downloaded a mobile phone application that will snap a picture of whomever tries to unlock the phone using an incorrect password, and then e-mail that photo and the phone's location to her.

    Police say the app, iGotYa (available online but not for sale via iTunes) worked.
    Are you kidding me? She had to jailbreak the iPhone to get an app that aided her in getting her phone back or at least catching the thief?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NVash View Post
    Are you kidding me? She had to jailbreak the iPhone to get an app that aided her in getting her phone back or at least catching the thief?
    Yep. Steve Jobs was a prick like that - ignore the typical post-humous exalting of his "virtuous" character.
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