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San Francisco Police Did Assist Apple in House Search of iPhone 5

Contrary to previous statements, SFWeekly reports that the San Francisco Police Department now admits to assisting Apple investigators with the search of a lost iPhone 5. An earlier report suggested that Apple had acted on its own without the participation of the police department.
Contradicting past statements that no records exist of police involvement in the search for the lost prototype, San Francisco Police Department spokesman Lt. Troy Dangerfield now tells SF Weekly that "three or four" SFPD officers accompanied two Apple security officials in an unusual search of a Bernal Heights man's home.
The four plainclothes San Francisco Department Police officers accompanied two Apple investigators to the home of Sergio Calderón. According to the most recent report, only the two Apple employees entered the home and searched while the four police officers remained outside.


SFWeekly suggests that there are some questions now why this incident was not recorded as per standard procedure. San Francisco Police Department spokesman Lt. Troy Dangerfield now says "Apple came to us saying that they were looking for a lost item, and some plainclothes officers responded out to the house with them. My understanding is that they stood outside. They just assisted Apple to the address."

The previous report had suggested that Apple investigators may have impersonated the police which is a criminal offense. It seems now that this was not the case.

An Apple employee reportedly lost this iPhone prototype in a restaurant/bar in late July. It seems, so far, that CNet's original account of the tale was accurate.

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43 months ago
Why is Cava 22 pictured in this article? How is it relevant? Stop advertising for them.
Rating: 35 Votes
43 months ago
Macrumors, when you get the facts straight and all of the correct information, just write one big long story and tell us what happened.
Rating: 29 Votes
43 months ago
Disappointing reporting all the way around....including Macrumors.
Rating: 22 Votes
43 months ago
Going to Cava22 right now...hoping to find iphone 6 someday
Rating: 20 Votes
43 months ago

Why is Cava 22 pictured in this article? How is it relevant? Stop advertising for them.


You're right, I should have used a picture of shrimp ceviche


http://www.flickr.com/photos/loridstone/4937121779/
Rating: 19 Votes
43 months ago

Macrumors, when you get the facts straight and all of the correct information, just write one big long story and tell us what happened.


Then it wouldn't be MacRumors. It would be MacFacts.
Rating: 15 Votes
43 months ago
Anyone miss the days when preforming journalism required taking a reaching wand and ever so slightly dislodging ones ass from ones chair?


(also putting down the donut)
Rating: 12 Votes
43 months ago
How come they keep posting a photo of that place?
Something fishy is going on here, and IT COULD BE THE LIME MARINATED SHRIMP THINGY.
Rating: 12 Votes
43 months ago

Disappointing reporting all the way around....including Macrumors.


Bad reporting isn't really the problem.

The problem is that people around here actually bought into the notion (and did it so damn easily) that Apple and the cops were somehow involved in some shady conspiracy-type business.

Priceless.
Rating: 10 Votes
43 months ago

How is it done?
What about Mr. Sergio Calderón??
You guys make it like he has no rights and anyone can come in and search is house if they come with four SFPD officers.

This is going to end one way, Mr. Sergio Calderón is going to get alot of money from Apple and SFPD.


Nope... you don't have to let them in without a warrant... if you do, then you have no recourse. If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about.

I'm guessing some people have a vision of thugs at the door and their muscling Sergio outside while two black turtle neck Apple thugs go in a ransack the place looking for the phone. If you do... you watch too many movies. :rolleyes:
Rating: 9 Votes

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