If you lose your smartphone you don’t have to worry much these day since there are apps that will help people find their phones. Whether it was stolen or lost while hiking, or left at a cafe, these apps have led to many a happy ending for those who have lost their device.
Sadly, 18-year old Jeremy Cook did not have a happy ending. According to the reports, Cook was recently killed after trying to track down his lost smartphone. Apparently Cook had left his phone in a cab over the weekend, and he managed to track it down through an app. Nothing unusual with the story so far.
He went to the address with a relative and were later confronted by three men in a car. That is when the situation took a turn. When the men in the car tried to drive off, Cook grabbed onto the door but was shot by one of the men inside. He later died from that gunshot wound. The car and phone were eventually recovered and the police are now trying to piece together what happened. It’s a sad story.
London Police Constable Ken Steeves says “It’s certainly extreme,” and that “No one ever would have predicted or even thought that a loss of life would have resulted from a loss of a phone.”