AppleInsider reports today on how a stolen iPhone led police in San Francisco on a dramatic chase, which included firing on suspects and even locking down an elementary school for a short time. The San Francisco Chronicle wrote that the drama began to unfold at 6:30 am when a member of the public had their iPhone snatched in the Ocean View area of the city. Police used Find My iPhone via iCloud to track the iPhone to Noe Valley. The suspects ran away when they saw the police arrive, with one of them trying to jump over a fence to hide in St Paulís Catholic Church, which is adjacent to an elementary school. Police therefore had to put the school on lockdown for 30 minutes. The police managed to corner the suspect, who was shot at by a policewoman after she was confronted by the suspect with their hand concealed. The suspect then escaped again when the shot missed, but police managed to arrest the other suspect nearby, and once again tracked the stolen phone to a car three miles away, where they also found a third suspect, and another suspect who was hiding in the carís trunk, along with a haul of stolen smartphones.
Source: San Francisco police fire gun, close school in chase to recover stolen iPhone