LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A cell phone vigilante who had his phone stolen from his car confronted the alleged thief at an Echo Park library and took back his phone, according to a social media post.
Reddit user/u/westondeboer said he awoke on a recent day to find his car had been broken into overnight and his phone stolen.
He soon began tracking the Android phone’s movement with Google’s “Android Device Manager” feature.
He found the thief had taken a zig-zagging path through the Eastside, ending at the Echo Park Branch Library. He considered contacting police but chose instead to take matters into his own hands and entered the library.
After a quick scan, he found a man wearing what appeared to be his earphones.
Using his laptop, the cell phone vigilante snapped a photo of the man and used the “find my phone” feature to make the phone ring.