In a bait-and-hook situation set up by the folks at ABC News; they were able to track a stolen iPad to the home of a TSA officer. The production team set out 10 iPads in airports known to have thefts, and nine of the tablets were eventually reported as lost.

But in Orlando, the iPad was not immediately returned and two hours later its tracking application showed the device as it moved away from the airport to the home of the TSA officer.

After waiting 15 days, ABC News went to the home and asked Ramirez to return the iPad.

It gets worse. The TSA officer blamed the situation on his wife:

Ramirez produced the iPad only after ABC News activated an audio alarm feature, and turned it over after taking off his TSA uniform shirt.

His explanation for the missing iPad in his home was that his wife had taken it from the airport.

The employee was terminated—and this is another situation of how turning on “Find my iPad” just might save you from losing a tablet.

[via Reddit]

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