Man Who Stole 100 Phones at Coachella Caught After Victims Use GPS to Track Him Across Festival Grounds

INDIO, CA - APRIL 12: Music fans take selfies during day 2 of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 12, 2014 in Indio, California. (Photo by Matt Cowan/Getty Images for Coachella)

Did you pull any regrettable but actually sort of impressive stunts this weekend? If so, you have a competitor in the man arrested at Coachella on Friday afternoon with more than 100 smartphones in his backpack, as local NBC affiliate KMIR reports.

Reinaldo De Jesus Henao was arrested after people who realized their phones were missing turned on “Find My Phone” GPS tracking and followed him across the grounds in real time, police told KMIR. Festival security then detained him until the cops arrived.

A few phones were reunited with their owners on the spot. Most were sent to Coachella’s official lost and found. Henao was charged with grand theft and receiving stolen property, but is reportedly out of jail on $10,000 bail, or $100 per phone, which actually seems kind of cheap.

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