Clever AirTags lead the police to the stupid thief wearing the victim’s socks

AirTag from a pocket

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Police tracked down a suspected luggage thief with a AirTag that the owner wisely stowed in his luggage and arrested the bandit who was wearing the owner’s clothes.

In another incident Where AirTags an owner reunited with their suitcase, Jameel Reid in Georgia found his luggage and “about $3,000 worth of stuff” inside.

According to Good morning America, Reed said his silver roller bag went missing after flying from Los Angeles to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. When he couldn’t find his luggage at the airport, he checked his iPhone to use the Find my app.

“I pulled out my phone and it showed he was at Grady Memorial Hospital,” he said. “I was watching [it] for a few minutes, and it still says, ‘Grady.'”

When he saw the AirTag driving near the airport a few days later, he reported the situation to the police. Reid located where the missing bag was and responding officers arrested a suspect at the scene.

Reid's luggage after it was recovered

Reid’s luggage after it was recovered (Source: Good Morning America)

Reid’s belongings, including the socks but also Jordan sneakers, more clothing and a VR headset, were returned to him. It is unknown if he kept the socks.

Recently a couple from Ontario followed in the same way their luggage after it went missing at an airport. They also used AirTags, they also recovered their belongings, but in their case Air Canada apparently donated their luggage to charity.