After locating the alleged thief of his iPhone using ‘Find My iPhone’ feature, 26 year old Kenneth Schmidgall from San Diego got into an 18-minute fight, which was captured on video by Mr Torkelson, an amateur photographer who also pepper sprayed the alleged thief, reports The Telegraph.
In an interview with a local TV channel, Kenneth said that he lost his iPhone at a reggae concert. Him and his frend Greg Torkelson then used ‘Find My iPhone’ to track down a man on a bicycle, who they followed to the Torrey Pines State Reserve. Kenneth said when he confronted the alleged theif, he attacked him with a rock before a passing off-duty police officer pinned him to the ground and he was arrested.
“I saw the gentleman on the bike and we followed it and kept tracking it and every time it would stop, the guy on the bike would stop,” Mr Schmidgall said.
“Some of it was a little bit of adrenaline… you know, it was the chase of trying to get the guy,” said Mr Schmidgall.
“It’s not the phone that’s so much important,” he said. “It’s that people get away with this kind of stuff all the time with cellphones being stolen.”
“I do think I taught him his lesson.
“I really don’t think people should be going out and getting in fights with people because of their cellphones but there comes a point when you have to stand up for yourself and say, ‘This is my stuff, and I’m not going to let people get away with taking it.’”
The video below shows the alleged thief eventually handed over the iPhone to Mr. Kenneth: