When a man from New York had his phone stolen, he used an app to track down the suspect. The GPS lead the victim to a local courthouse. Upon calling his phone, authorizes could hear a muffled ringing coming from a prisoner.
Trent Patterson, 47, was arrested for stealing handfuls of clothing when a food vendor spotted him and called police. Patterson along with four other suspects were quickly arrested and taken to the Sixth Precinct courthouse.
After following the GPS directions to the courthouse, the victim informed police that his phone was located somewhere in the building. Police escorted the man around while he dialed his phone when ringing was heard from the room Patterson was being held in.
According to the source, when authorities confronted Patterson about the phone, he admitted that he had taken it and hidden it up his butt when arrested. Patterson was charged with possession of stolen property for both the keistered phone and the clothing heist.