People are continually knocking on 59-year-old Wayne Dobson’s door claiming that he has their stolen iPhones. Dobson says for the past two years, strangers have come to his door, claiming that he has their phone, and a couple of times the police have come to his house responding to domestic violence calls. Things have gotten so bad, that Dobson put up a sign reading, “No lost cell phones.” Dobson’s troubles seem to be related to the way that the cell phones use a system of triangulation to determine their location. A technician who investigated the problem said the GPS systems the phones use is not precise, and his address apparently becomes a default location for the entire area. The problem appears isolated to one particular cell phone provider and they have promised to research the problem in hopes of finding a solution. In the meantime, Dobson will still have to deal with angry strangers demanding that he return their phone. Sometimes we have to pay for other people’s mistakes.—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Apple iPhone tracking app sends police to same Las Vegas man, by Chenda Ngak, http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57564153/apple-iphone-tracking-app-sends-police-to-same-las-vegas-ma, Accessed January 15, 2013.
1 Peter 3:17 (NLT) Remember, it is better to suffer for doing good, if that is what God wants, than to suffer for doing wrong!