BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Kennon Jamar Jefferson, 19, was arrested yesterday after the victim of a car burglary used Apple’s Find My app to direct police to the apartment where his AirPods were located.
The AirPods were reported stolen from a car at Windsor Park apartments Thursday night, and the victim’s iPhone showed that the AirPods were in an apartment in the Phoenix area. The victim called the police on Sunday and said he was standing outside the apartment where Find My was pinging the AirPods. Gainesville Police Department officers responded to the location and contacted the residents of the apartment, who let them in and initially said nobody else was in the apartment. However, another person, later identified as Jefferson, could be heard inside a bedroom and opened the door at the request of the officers.
The officers reported that before they could explain the situation, Jefferson made spontaneous statements that they were probably looking for AirPods. They advised him of his Miranda rights, and he reportedly voluntarily removed the AirPods from under his bed sheets. The officers said there were also “several additional sets” of AirPods near his bed.
The officers said Jefferson gave three different stories to the officers about how he obtained the AirPods, but none of them matched the GPS tracking shown on the victim’s phone, which reportedly showed the AirPods going straight to Jefferson’s apartment and remaining there.
The officers obtained a search warrant for the apartment and reportedly found other items that had been stolen in burglaries; more charges are pending.
Jefferson was also charged in a similar Thursday night burglary from Victoria Station apartment.
Jefferson has been charged with two counts each of unarmed burglary and theft. He is being held on a total of $14,000 bail.
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