Coachella Attendee Accused Of Stealing 100+ Phones At Music Festival

INDIO (CBSLA.com) — A suspected pickpocket faced charges Monday for allegedly stealing more than 100 cell phones at this weekend’s Coachella music festival.

Police say Reinaldo De Jesus Henao was arrested Friday at the Empire Polo Club on suspicion of grand theft and possession of stolen property.

Several people noticed their phones were missing during the festivities and activated the Find My Phone app, which led the victims to Henao, according to Indio police.

He was detained by event security until police arrived and found Henao with a backpack contained over 100 phones, police said.

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(Photo courtesy Indio PD)

All the phones were either returned to their rightful owners or turned over to the lost and found area at the concert
site, police said.

Henao was released Saturday from the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning after posting $10,000 bail, according to jail records.

He is scheduled to appear in court May 26.

Authorities are warning all festival-goers who plan on attending Weekend 2 at Coachella to carry their phones in their front pockets and use an elastic band to secure their phone.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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  1. Greg Gadfly says:

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    An example of a person that should go home…

    A corrupt Mexican DEA employee has been using his vehicle to commit insurance fraud.

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    He tried the scam on me….

    I got into my vehicle which was parked on the top floor of the self park garage. I had parked my car in an area with many open spots around me. The lot was only about 2/3 full.

    As I started my car, I glanced up to look into my rear view mirror when I watched this older cream colored Cadillac quickly pull up and place the front of his car directly behind me and sit.

    His car was perfectly positioned so that I might have missed it if I had not seen him drive up. I
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    I called the Casino security and gave them a description of the car and driver. I also indicated I was parked so that they could see the entire incident on security cameras.

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    We all know Mexico has a problem with corrupt law enforcement. With corruption being as pervasive as it is in Mexico, why would law enforcement employees of Mexican descent in the
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    The past eight years worth of lax hiring criteria has turned the FBI, DEA, etc… into organized crime whose members prey on their suspects, those who can not defend themselves.

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