A blunder committed by Nottingham police whilst tracking a lost iPhone has landed them in quite an embarrassing and chaotic situation.
It all started when a man who had recently lost an iPhone tried to trace the location of his stolen phone with the help of the GPS technology in his iPad. He provided the police with what he thought to be the exact address of where the lost handset had been tracked to.
The police officers followed the GPS signals and but arrived at what happened to be the wrong address, resulting in what has come to be one of the biggest mishaps ever to take place in Nottingham police history. Apparently, the Apple smartphone was located in a house in Sherwood - but with no one in, this gave the police no option but to break open its front door, reported Courier Mail. Unfortunately for the police, the information extracted by using GPS technology was proved to be wrong and the innocent owner of the house, Robert Kerr, was left with $736 worth of damage.
Mr Kerr has since questioned the accuracy of the GPS technology, and expressed his disappointment of being made the victim in the hunt for the mystery iPhone. However, in another unfortunate twist, the police have refused to compensate Mr Kerr for damages - caused on the ground that the officers genuinely believed that the burglar was hiding in the house with the lost phone. Kerr has made an official complaint to the Independent Police Complaint Commission.
The investigation remains open and the burglar is yet to be arrested.