Man at Coachella steals over 100 cellphones


(Reinaldo De Jesus Henao: Cathedral City Police Dept.)

A man from Queens nabbed more than 100 cellphones at the Coachella music festival over the weekend, but he was busted after victims activated their “Find My iPhone” app.

36-year-old Reinaldo De Jesus Henao did most of his thievery Friday night in the Sahara Tent at the huge event.

Once people started losing their phones they used Apple to locate them, eventually making their way to the 250 pound suspect.

Indio police Sgt. Dan Marshall said:

"A bunch people activated their `find my phone’ and pointed at, ‘Hey, it’s that guy, my phone, my dot, it’s moving with that guy.’"

Security guards held Henao for Indio cops, who discovered the mountain of phones in his backpack.

So far nearly 20 people have gotten their phones back, while others' phones are waiting for them in lost and found.

Henao was booked for grand theft and receiving stolen property.

Police still aren't clear why he was stealing phones. Was that his only reason for going to Coachella?

Read more at KFI News.


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