Victims use iPhone locator app to track suspect

UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- A man suspected of stealing an iPhone was arrested after the owners used an application to trace the device.

When Amy Petty realized her purse had been snatched from her Union City home on Monday, her husband, Todd Petty, got online.

The couple told WPSD-TV that Todd Petty used an app designed to locate the phone if it gets lost and found it was only a few blocks away.

They called police who said 23-year-old Wesley Coleman threw down the phone and ran away when they approached him.

Coleman was jailed on $50,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 9.

He is charged with theft and burglary.

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(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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