Police Impersonators Look For Missing iPhone 5

CNET reported a missing iPhone prototype earlier this week. An Apple employee reported the prototype lost the phone at Cava 22, a bar in San Francisco’s Mission District. Twenty-two year old Sergio Calderón of Bernal Heights San Francisco reported to SF Weekly that a group consisting of four men and two women came to his home claiming to be from the San Francisco Police Department. He stated that the group flashed badges of some kind and went to track the iPhone in his apartment. Calderón said that upon arrival the group threatened to contact immigration about relatives living in his apartment,  all of whom are legal US Citizens. The SFPD would not use that accusation unless they had evidence that they were in the country illegally. Calderón was compliant with the group and let the visitors search his home, car, and computer. The group also offered $300 to Calderón in exchange for the iPhone,  making it even less likely that they were affiliated with the SFPD. The group found nothing and left his apartment,, but not without leaving behind one vital clue as to their true identity: a phone number f0r use in the circumstance under which Calderón might have anything to add. The number was later contacted by SF Weekly. They discovered that it belonged to Anthony Colon who confirmed that he was an Apple employee but declined further questioning, which makes him seem very suspicious.

“This is something that’s going to need to be investigated now,” SFPD spokesman Lt. Troy Dangerfield told SF Weekly. “If this guy is saying that the people said they were SFPD, that’s a big deal.”
California Penal Code “states that impersonating a police officer is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $2,000.”
PC Mag contacted the SFPD  and they spoke with spokesmen Michael Andraychak and Troy Dangerfield, who told PC Mag that they had no record of this. SFPD decided to contact Apple and Apple denied any connection with these people. I think the some of these individuals were Apple affiliates. With the evidence against this group and with the SFPD investigating the report I think we will have an answer shortly about who these people were and where the iPhone 5 is.

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Kyle Paddock
I am in my senior year of high-school. My goal is to graduate college with a BS in Computer Engineering and move on to work for Microsoft. I have wanted to review product for a few years now but I never had a website to post them on. I started learning about computers was in 6th grade. Got my first computer. A Windows 95 system. And it all started from there.