The victims had been enjoying themselves at the three-day music and arts festival in Indio, California, over the weekend when they fell prey to opportunistic thief Henao. Many had been taking pictures of the event shortly before noticing their phones had gone missing.
Henao clearly didn’t reckon with Coachella’s techy-savvy millennials, who turned to Apple’s Find my iPhone app to track their stolen devices. The app uses the phone’s in-built GPS to track the device in real time from Apple’s iCloud service, which can be accessed from another device.
According to NBC, victims were then able to follow Henao through the music festival and alert security staff, who detained the thief until police arrived on the scene