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Stealing An iPhone Is The World's Stupidest Crime

Here’s a nominee for silliest way to get caught for committing a horrible crime of the year: a man stabbed a woman in a domestic dispute in Los Angeles and then stole her iPhone. Unfortunately for him — you already know where this is going — the police used Find My iPhone to determine the man’s location and promptly arrested him.

It was a fairly quick process. The Los Angeles Daily News reports:

The man stabbed the woman in the arm in the vicinity of Wilshire and Beverly Glen boulevards on L.A.’s Westside and took off with her iPhone around 12:15am… Detectives used an application on the phone to follow a signal to a home in Pasadena, Bone said. The man was taken into custody at a home at Alameda Street and Avocado Avenue just before 5:00am

The trek from West LA to Pasadena is a decent distance, so you could imagine the man thinking he got a good deal on his iPhone. Thankfully the cops nabbed him and the woman, who is presumably fine, got her iPhone back. [Daily News LA]