18 year old Jeremy Cook from Toronto, Canada was killed this week after using one of those apps to track down an iPhone he had lost in a taxi.
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The app led him and a relative about 2 hours south of Toronto to an address in London, Ontario at around 5:15 am.
What they saw was three males sat in a car on the street. When Cook confronted them one of the men got out of the car while the others tried speeding off. Cook grabbed the driver’s side door and one of the men fired a gun from inside the car, leaving him dead on the side of the road.
The Mazda 6 was found abandoned after crashing into a fence and hydro. Cook’s phone was found amongst the wreckage.
What a shitty story. It feels like every time we get a tale involving a phone tracker it always ends in justice; with the thieves completely ridiculed/arrested and the heroes getting their property back. I suppose it was only a matter of time before one of these stories went the other way.
If you find yourself in a similar situation, better off tracking your phone to its location, then calling the police to deal with it.