A stolen iPhone is talking back to its owner through the magic of Photo Stream, an iCloud service that uploads all your photos on all your devices, the moment they’re taken on any one of them.
Katy McCaffrey had her iPhone stolen on a cruise ship about a month ago. Recently, dozens of photos depicting unknown people started to pop up in her Photo Stream at home (on her Mac or iPad, the reports don't say).
The thief’s name has been identified as Nelson (pictured below).
“It was stolen on board the Disney Wonder cruiseline back in April,” she said. “His photos are just making it to my photostream.”
“I have alerted the officials of the Disney Cruiseline and forwarded them the photos,” McCaffrey said. “Hopefully I’ll get my phone back and maybe some free passes to Disneyland.”
That’s not all she did. The woman opened up a public Facebook profile
featuring a flurry of images taken with the phone’s camera by the thief, hoping that someone will recognize Nelson.
Nelson seems like quite the party guy. He has lots of beer buds, and he has a pregnant girlfriend, according to one image.
Nelson is also known to work on the cruise line. This is just about enough information for the police to pick him up. Unless, of course, he has a really good explanation for being in possession of Katy's device.
Going by Katy’s conversation with those who accessed the Facebook page, many are keen to link around and zero in on the perp.You can do the same
if you want to help her get her iPhone back, even though some may feel remorse, knowing Nelson’s girlfriend is expecting.