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SFPD Internal Investigation Over Lost iPhone 5 Continues


The San Francisco Police Department's internal investigation into Apple's lost iPhone 5 prototype continues -- but not to get the phone back. Instead, the SFPD's internal affairs division is still looking into what role officers played in helping Apple employees search for the phone after it went missing at Cava 22, a restaurant and bar in San Francisco's Mission District.

The owner of Cava 22 told CNET that police investigators had called the restaurant looking for surveillance video from July 21 and 22; most likely the day the phone went missing and the day after, when Apple employees were hunting for the device.

Initially, San Francisco police denied any involvement in the hunt for the phone. It was later revealed that police did assist Apple investigators in looking for the device, even accompanying them to the home of a suspect, but claim Apple employees searched the suspect's house, with permission.
Lt. Troy Dangerfield, a spokesman for SFPD, said he wasn't aware that investigators had gone to the bar or were looking for the videos. But he said that since Apple had not filed a police report, he was sure that there was no criminal investigation connected to the missing device. "In order for there to be a crime, you need a victim," Dangerfield said. He concluded that the request by police for the surveillance footage was likely part of the internal review launched this month by department officials into how police assisted Apple in a search of a home on July 24.
Sergio Calderon, the man whose home, car and computer was searched by Apple employees, confirmed to police that he was at Cava 22 that night, but denied having possession of the phone.

CNET reports that Calderon has not filed a complaint with the SFPD nor the city's Office of Citizen Complaints, which handles claims of police misconduct in San Francisco.

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Posted: 38 months ago
I doubt that anyone believes CNETs worthless hunk of paid promotion. Really, stop promoting that stupid bar.


Did you know they offer a lime-marinated shrimp ceviche?
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 38 months ago
I hear that Tuesdays are now "Find a Lost iPhone" night at Cava 22. If you find an iPhone under your table you get a free order of shrimp ceviche.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 38 months ago
They probably can't find it because it looks just like the iPhone 4. :)
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 38 months ago

Why are people so bitter about this bar? It's their fault some drunk lost another phone?


What, you believe a series of clearly promoted articles by one website with no sources only quoting the owner of a certain bar that serves a rather tasty lime-marinated shrimp ceviche?

Read the original quotes carefully, then offer me some reasons why CNET isn't shovelling crap.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 38 months ago
What's their menu like?

This is some serious promotion for their bar.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 38 months ago

Lt. Troy Dangerfield, a spokesman for SFPD, said he wasn't aware that investigators had gone to the bar or were looking for the videos. But he said that since Apple had not filed a police report, he was sure that there was no criminal investigation connected to the missing device. "In order for there to be a crime, you need a victim," Dangerfield said. He concluded that the request by police for the surveillance footage was likely part of the internal review launched this month by department officials into how police assisted Apple in a search of a home on July 24.


Lt. Dangerfield....gets no respect, no respect.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 38 months ago

What, you believe a series of clearly promoted articles by one website with no sources only quoting the owner of a certain bar that serves a rather tasty lime-marinated shrimp ceviche?

Read the original quotes carefully, then offer me some reasons why CNET isn't shovelling crap.

WTF, are people still buying that this was a hoax perpetrated by cnet and cava22?

Anyway, lets looks at what's wrong with you statement:
-"one website": no. Major news outlets and every tech blog on the planet also ran with the story, most doing their own sourcing of information.
-"only quoting the owner of a certain bar": again, no. Also quoting one mr Sergio Calderone and at least two separate spokespersons for the SFPD (Dangerfield being the only one recently).


Now, offer me a reason why cnet is shovelling crap? Also cnn, sfgate, engadget, San Francisco Police Dept, USA Today, Mercury news, BGR, etc.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 38 months ago

Apple must have gotten their lost phone back and SFPD is worried they will get sued for letting non-law enforcement personel to search a private home.


Nah, the Cava 22 is worried that they might get sued for their standards exceeding lime-marinated shrimp ceviche!
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 38 months ago

They probably can't find it because it looks just like the iPhone 4. :)


Post of the day award. You are fanned.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 38 months ago


Just trying to correct your information. I would hate to think you were intentionally passing off bad info as facts.


I wouldn't count any of those blogs as a credible source of anything.

I especially liked sfweekly using a screenshot of a Facebook profile from a retired 'private investigator' having listed 'Apple Computers' as an 'Activity' as 'Evidence'. Chances are it's just some random they picked up.



See where I'm going here?

Anthony is clearly a fan of some chronic lime-marinated shrimp ceviche.

(source (http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2011/09/lost_iphone_5_apple.php?page=3))
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