AirTag leads California police to stolen golf cart in latest free Apple ad

If you have a golf cart (or anything else), you should probably hide the AirTag somewhere inside it. In an Instagram post last week, officers from the Rialto Police Department in California shared the story of how they tracked down a stolen golf cart thanks to a hidden AirTag.

The department explains that officers responded to a report of a stolen golf cart at the Rialto Marketplace shopping center. “After his work shift ended, the security guard parked the golf cart in the designated area,” he said. according to Rialto officers. “When their colleague returned for their next shift, they discovered that the golf cart had been stolen.”

However, unbeknownst to the thief, the golf cart had an AirTag attached to it, which police were able to use to track him down (via KTLA5):

Video surveillance captured a man driving away golf cart away from the scene. Unbeknownst to the suspect, an Apple Airtag was attached to the golf cart. Through further investigation, officers were able to track the golf cart to the area of ​​N. Meridian Avenue and W. San Bernardino Avenue in Colton. Officers arrived on scene and located the stolen vehicle and also located a subject matching the description of the man seen in the surveillance footage.

This is just one of many examples of the Apple&AirTag Item Tracker being used to locate stolen property. Seriously, you should buy a few and place them everywhere you can. In fact, a pack of four is on sale for 20% off on Amazon.

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