Man Steals 100 iPhones At Coachella, Gets Caught Because Of Find My iPhone

via Indio Police Department

A New York City man was arrested at the Coachella Music Festival after he was found in possession of over 100 stolen phones in his backpack.

Reinaldo De Jesus Henao, 36, was arrested in Indio, California after he stole over 100 cell phones at the Southern California music festival. According to a statement from the Indio Police Department, several of the concertgoers used the ‘Find My Phone’ app to track down their phones, leading police to find Henao.

Henao, who was at the Empire Polo Club, were detained by security guards until police arrived. Indio Police arrived around 12:15 A.M. on Saturday, April 15 and arrested Henao. Police say that at least 20 of the phones were returned to victims, while the rest were given to the Lost and Found at the festival.

Henao, who was released from the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning after posting $10,000 bail, was booked on charges of grand theft and possession of stolen property. Investigators say it is unclear whether he flew to Coachella specifically for the purpose of theft.

He is scheduled to appear back in court on May 26.

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