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jjjoooggg
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December 25th, 2020 at 11:58:05 PM permalink
I lost my Apple watch a month ago. It has cell service. I put it in lost mode. Tonight, "find my iphone" located the watch.

Should I call the cops? Would they invest energy into this case?
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December 26th, 2020 at 7:09:06 AM permalink
Is it close to where you live? I would knock on the door and politely ask for it back and offer a reward. Since you use the word "lost," I assume it wasn't stolen. I wouldn't bother the police until there is a crime or other serious matter.
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jjjoooggg
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December 26th, 2020 at 7:46:58 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Is it close to where you live? I would knock on the door and politely ask for it back and offer a reward. Since you use the word "lost," I assume it wasn't stolen. I wouldn't bother the police until there is a crime or other serious matter.



Stolen. Another state
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December 26th, 2020 at 8:10:09 AM permalink
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Stolen. Another state



Can you disable it remotely like an iphone?
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jjjoooggg
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December 26th, 2020 at 8:24:29 AM permalink
Yes. I could erase remotely which will disable locator. It is locked with 4 digit code. Ive been monitoring its location till the battery died at midnight.

Theres more to the story. I may tell later since it has gambling involved. Kinda embarrassing. I was traveling cashing my chips before another possible Covid shutdown.
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December 26th, 2020 at 8:43:25 PM permalink
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December 26th, 2020 at 8:48:37 PM permalink
Can you send nasty text messages to the watch to let them know you're watching them?
jjjoooggg
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December 26th, 2020 at 8:52:21 PM permalink
I could. But I dont think that they know that it has a cell connection. It doesn't show on watch that it is in lost mode. They don't realize that I located the watch. When they noticed it is pin locked, they let the battery die and left uncharged. I'm wondering if they will figure out how to reset and inadvertently turn on the locator.

I called the police. Apparently, one scenario is to be near the location and call a cop to escort me to the house to ask for the watch. But I'm thinking what if they refuse. We don't have a warrant. How about make a report, get a warrant and search the house to find the backpack.
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December 26th, 2020 at 9:21:35 PM permalink
I thought the police were not doing this sort of thing as the "where's my device" feature was not considered strong enough evidence. That was a few years ago, so things may have changed.

And you're right if they say they don't have it, nothing you can do without a search warrant.
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December 26th, 2020 at 10:03:20 PM permalink
In the past that was the case. But now that vigilantes are showing up on peoples doorsteps and getting beaten. Police sometimes handle it. I recall a house that was raided in town for a laptop that went online. My employees were upset because they thought it was overkill.

Also, there was a considerable amount of valuables in the backpack. Embarrassing. A famous psychologist said that the subconscious mind sees everything. Soo, my subconscious let me to lose my backpack???

I've thought about the fact that its not enough to affect my life. I am considering bricking the watch.

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/04/us/when-hitting-find-my-iphone-takes-you-to-a-thiefs-doorstep.html
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