Genius Uses Dating Site To Get ‘Date’ With iPhone Thief

Genius Uses Dating Site To Get ‘Date’ With iPhone Thief

What do you do when your iPhone is stolen? Cry? Get a new one? Scream at the sky? How about tracking down the thief by luring him to a sexy date over OkCupid and then threatening him with a hammer so he gives it back? That last one worked out pretty well for Nadav Nirenberg.

On New Years Eve, Nirenberg (trombonist for awesome-tastic ska band Streetlight Manifesto, I might add) lost his iPhone 4 in a taxi. The very next day, he woke up to email alerts that the thief had been using the phone to message hotties on OkCupid. Nirenberg sprang into action and created a fake profile for a non-existent “Jennifer in BK”, paired with an image of a busty babe culled from Google, he messaged the thief with a proposition and suggested the pair meet up “Jennifer’s” apartment. “I used lots of winks and smiley faces so I would seem like a girl,” Nirenberg told the New York Post.

And when the thief arrived with a bottle of wine, Nirenberg showed up to the door not wearing something skimpy but rather brandishing a hammer. The thief sheepishly returned the phone, and Nirenberg even gave him $20 for his trouble before he ran off. And, for the cherry on top, Nirenberg told the Post, “As he was walking away, I said, ‘You smell great though,’.” How’s that for a date with destiny? [New York Post via Geekosystem]