A woman's stolen iPhone was used by West Los Angeles Police on Tuesday to track down a man suspected of stabbing her during a domestic dispute. The man fled the scene with her iPhone in hand around 12:15 a.m. according to a DailyNews report.
“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 12:15 AM.”
“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 5:00 AM.”
The police used Apple's Find My iPhone App — followed the signal to the man's exact location in Pasadena which was approximately 31 miles away from the victim's home. The application can be activated online at iCloud.com to locate the device when a user loses their iPhone.
Less than 5 hours after the incident — the suspect was arrested and expected to be booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence.