Brooklyn iPhone Owner Tricks Thief Using Dating App

When the culprit arrived at the vicitm's Brooklyn apartment with wine, he jumped out brandishing a hammer

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    A Brooklyn musician used a combination of technology, seduction, brute force and a bribe to reclaim his missing iPhone from a confused crook.
     
    Jazz trombonist Nadav Nirenberg tells the New York Post that he left his iPhone in a livery cab on New Year's Eve.

      The next morning, the 27-year-old learned via email that someone was sending creepy messages to women using a dating app on the phone.
     
    So he logged on to the service and offered the man a date -- posing as a woman. He even sent a picture of a pretty girl.
     
    When the culprit arrived at Nirenberg's Brooklyn apartment with wine, the musician jumped out brandishing a hammer.
     
    But he also offered $20.
     
    The thief handed him the iPhone and bolted.
     

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