Juan Perez-Gonzalez must have thought he had hit the jackpot when he stole a truck full of LG smartphones worth $12 million, but his luck soon ran out when he crashed into a utility pole in Louisville, Kentucky, and was caught by police.
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Police officers in New York now have instant access to a wealth of criminal information on the go thanks to a new Android app. Feed it an address and the app returns the names of every resident with an open warrant, arrest record, or previous summons; the names of residents with orders of protection against them and those who own a gun; and the photographs of every parolee in the building.
If you lose a smartphone and you use a service that can track its location via GPS, ignore it when it tells you that your handset is a Wayne Dobson’s house. For the past two years, this 59-year-old retiree has had cellphone owners showing up at his Las Vegas home demanding their devices back. They turn up at all hours of the day, yelling and threatening to call the police.
But Dobson is no thief, and he doesn’t have their phones. It’s a strange glitch that appears to be affecting devices on Sprint, and its making this man’s life a misery.