Texas man uses Apple AirTag to track down person who stole his truck, then kills him: Police

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police in San Antonio, Texas He said a man killed another man who allegedly stole his truck after tracking down the thief using an Apple AirTag.

The San Antonio Police Department said the incident occurred Wednesday on the city’s southeast side in a shopping mall, according to KHOU. The truck owner used an Apple AirTag tracking device to find the truck’s location.

Officials said they received a report of a stolen vehicle around 1 p.m. Wednesday from a home in North San Antonio.

Police said the truck owner used an AirTag to track the vehicle about 20 miles from where it was stolen.

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the alleged thief He was not aware the vehicle was being tracked, officials said.

Authorities found several bullet casings and two cars with windows shot out.

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Officer Nick Soules said people should not take matters into their own hands if their car is stolen.

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A boxed AirTag is displayed at the Apple Store George Street on April 30, 2021 in Sydney, Australia.  Apple's latest accessory, the AirTag is a small device that helps people keep track of their belongings, using Apple's Find My network to locate lost items such as keys, wallet, or a bag.

A boxed AirTag is displayed at the Apple Store George Street on April 30, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. Apple’s latest accessory, the AirTag is a small device that helps people keep track of their belongings, using Apple’s Find My network to locate lost items such as keys, wallet, or a bag. (Photo by James D. Morgan/Getty Images)

“If you’re going to steal your car, please don’t take matters into your own hands like that,” Soliz said. “It’s absolutely safe as you can see by this incident.”

An Apple spokesperson previously pointed out to Fox News Digital a recent update and stated that it’s working with it law enforcement To track AirTags used for criminal purposes.

“AirTag is designed to help people locate their personal property, not to track people or someone else’s property, and we condemn in the strongest terms any malicious use of our products. Spam tracking has always been a societal issue, and we took that concern seriously in designing AirTag. That’s why it was created Building the Find My network with privacy in mind, uses end-to-end encryption, why did we innovate with the first-ever proactive system to alert you to unwanted tracking. We hope this starts an industry trend for others to offer these types of proactive warnings in their products,” the spokesperson said.

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