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iPhone owner tricks thief using dating app

January 5th, 2013 6:16 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK -- A New York City musician used a combination of technology, seduction, a hammer and a bribe to reclaim his missing iPhone from a confused crook.


Jazz trombonist Nadav Nirenberg says he left the phone in a livery cab on New Year's Eve. The next morning, the 27-year-old learned via email that someone was sending messages to women using a dating app on the phone.


Nirenberg logged on to the service and offered the man a date -- posing as a woman. He even posted a picture of a pretty girl.


When the culprit arrived at Nirenberg's Brooklyn apartment building with wine, the musician greeted him with a $20 bill while holding a hammer -- just in case.


The thief handed him the iPhone and left without a word.

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