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How carjacking victim of Boston bombers left his iPhone in his Mercedes...to track them...
Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 09:23 EST, 27 April 2013 | By Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 04/28/2013 10:12:17 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

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How carjacking victim of Boston bombers left his iPhone in his Mercedes so police could track them and thwart their plans to drive to New York

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FBI officials released surveillance video of suspected bombers on April 18

The driver whose car was hijacked by the Boston bombing suspects has revealed how authorities used the iPhone he left in the stolen car to track the fleeing brothers, thwarting their plans to attack New York City.

Known only as 'Danny,' the 26-year-old Chinese entrepreneur whose car was stolen, says he had pulled his car over to the side of the road to text when Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev approached his Mercedes at 11pm on April 18.

After an hour and a half in their company, Danny said this week that he managed to escape but purposely left his smartphone in the car and alerted police of the phone's tracking technology.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Russia; US: Massachusetts; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: apple; applerules; bbcarjack; bbdanny; bostonbombing; bostonjihad; iphone; jihadinamerica; massachusetts; russia; tsarnaev; waronterror
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The FBI is in touch with a number of the individuals in this photograph " Target: Dzhokar Tsarnaev had been in New York months earlier, pictured in November of 2012. The FBI is in touch with a number of the individuals in this photograph
1 posted on 04/28/2013 10:12:18 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: IsraelBeach; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; justa-hairyape; onyx; NormsRevenge; SunkenCiv; blam; ...
More :

The were heading for new York City next.

2 posted on 04/28/2013 10:14:50 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

says he had pulled his car over to the side of the road to text”

...yeah, right. Just sayin’.


3 posted on 04/28/2013 10:17:10 AM PDT by albie (s)
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To: albie
I pull over to text, though usually I'll just wait until the next scheduled stop.

If it's time critical, they'll call and I can talk while driving with my bluetooth, otherwise it will wait.

4 posted on 04/28/2013 10:21:05 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: albie
"says he had pulled his car over to the side of the road to text” ...yeah, right. Just sayin’.

?

You lost me there.

5 posted on 04/28/2013 10:23:11 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Pretty savvy guy.

Remember that they can track your cell phone too.


6 posted on 04/28/2013 10:26:59 AM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it)
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To: SamuraiScot

He’s saying that he doesn’t buy that someone actually PULLED over to text. LOL


7 posted on 04/28/2013 10:33:24 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

They should fire the head of Boston’s FBI, and replace him/her with Danny from China.


8 posted on 04/28/2013 10:34:19 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: penelopesire

ping


9 posted on 04/28/2013 10:36:08 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: null and void

Regardless if he did or didn’t pull over to text - the idea of consciously leaving his phone in the car with the forethought of it being used to locate the car, is quite a stretch.

C’mon, the dude says he was scared, trying to figure his escape opportunity, they want me to believe that during the moments he had to flee, he actually figured leaving his phone behind would aid the cops? Really? It’s already been established that his vehicle has some new tech device that would allow the cops to find it.


10 posted on 04/28/2013 10:40:11 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; OwenKellogg; bunster; thouworm; maggief; onyx; nutmeg; AllAmericanGirl44; ...

Boston Bombing Ping!


11 posted on 04/28/2013 10:41:43 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Ernest.


12 posted on 04/28/2013 10:47:47 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
left his iPhone in his Mercedes...to track them.

I doubt he LEFT his iPhone intentionally. I suspect that they took it from him at some point.

13 posted on 04/28/2013 10:49:49 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

How could the car jacking victim have been in their company for an hour and a half, then escape, leave the phone in the car for the police to track and then the police tracked them to pretty much the same neighborhood they started in?????

Wouldn’t they have been an hour and a half down the road????

What did they do for an hour and a half???

Why was the green honda that belonged to the terrorist at the shootout with the high jacked suv???

None of this makes sense. We are not being told the truth. Duh!


14 posted on 04/28/2013 10:52:30 AM PDT by theycallmemom
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

Perhaps. He does work in high tech as an entrepreneur, perhaps he’s worked on or invested in an app that uses tracking as one of its features. I have two on my own phone, Star Walk which needs my location to know what parts of the sky I can see, and GasBuddy, which locates nearest and cheapest gas stations.

Anyway, if he spends many of his waking hours thinking about ways to make money with the locator function, it’s not unreasonable that he would think of this particular use under other, more stressful, circumstances.


15 posted on 04/28/2013 10:54:41 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
More and more cars sold here have an OnStar type feature.GM,BMW,Mercedes and Toyota offer such an option,and maybe other manufacturers as well.With this option the police can track the vehicle's location *exactly* as it moves or when it's standing still.GM’s version,OnStar,can even be used to disable the vehicle while it's in motion.And of course iPhones and at least some Android phones can be tracked too.
16 posted on 04/28/2013 10:56:10 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: theycallmemom
We are not being told the truth.

Of that we can be certain!

17 posted on 04/28/2013 10:56:11 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: Travis McGee
They should fire the head of Boston’s FBI, and replace him/her with Danny from China.

I like the cut of your jib, sir!

18 posted on 04/28/2013 10:58:42 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Background checks, Mr. President? You first ...)
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To: null and void

you can always use the voice to text function


19 posted on 04/28/2013 11:01:11 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: stuartcr

That would put a severe crimp in my pun function.


20 posted on 04/28/2013 11:03:10 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: NonValueAdded; Travis McGee
Travis McGee ~ They should fire the head of Boston’s FBI, and replace him/her with Danny from China.

NonValueAdded ~ I like the cut of your jib, sir!

"Half the Chinese here are spying on us. The other half are spying on them!" ~ Old Silicon Valley saying...

21 posted on 04/28/2013 11:05:56 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: null and void

Yes, I suppose it would. The phones aren’t that smart


22 posted on 04/28/2013 11:07:46 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: null and void

Perhaps, I just struggle imagining being in the thrones of being carjacked with 2 guys who confess they are the boston bombers, and as you imagine your escape you are thinking of you phone? As I said, the vehicle had the tracking thing, which surely Danny knew.

Whatever, I just can’t reconcile the story he is giving. It doesn’t add up, for me. Hope I’m 100% wrong!


23 posted on 04/28/2013 11:11:16 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: stuartcr; Vendome; Shimmer1

Still, not a bad idea, I’ll look into it.

Although people who know me might not believe it, I can communicate without puns.


24 posted on 04/28/2013 11:18:35 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

Why would you hope the story is wrong? What is so bad about somebody thinking on their feet?


25 posted on 04/28/2013 11:20:15 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44
It’s already been established that his vehicle has some new tech device that would allow the cops to find it.

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Not necessarily new but many of the vehicles for the past few years are capable of being tracked via satellite connections for radio, phones, etc.

26 posted on 04/28/2013 11:23:13 AM PDT by deport
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To: theycallmemom

Lots of loose ends but remember they did have to get gasoline, made three or so stops to try to get money with his atm card. So who knows what all they were doing.


27 posted on 04/28/2013 11:25:57 AM PDT by deport
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To: albie

I always pull over either to talk on my cell or to text. Since you apparently live in VA, I’d appreciate your doing the same instead of ‘yeah, right’ing.’


28 posted on 04/28/2013 11:28:36 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Smart young man. He thinks on his feet and has some cajones too.


29 posted on 04/28/2013 11:45:04 AM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: Travis McGee

LOL No doubt!


30 posted on 04/28/2013 11:46:00 AM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: deport

If it’s a newer Mercedes it can be tracked without the iPhone. The service is called mbrace and I think even the cars a few year older still can be tracked.


31 posted on 04/28/2013 11:49:35 AM PDT by 05 Mustang GT Rocks
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To: albie

Safe text?


32 posted on 04/28/2013 11:52:30 AM PDT by csvset
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To: null and void; stuartcr; Shimmer1

33 posted on 04/28/2013 12:25:36 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: null and void

You can???????????????????? In four years, you’ve never let me know!


34 posted on 04/28/2013 12:25:40 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer, without him life would be much grimmer.....)
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To: null and void; AllAmericanGirl44

I don’t believe the “Danny is a carjacking victim” story either!


35 posted on 04/28/2013 12:27:01 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer, without him life would be much grimmer.....)
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To: Vendome

Hoot!!!!!!!!!!!!


36 posted on 04/28/2013 12:28:47 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer, without him life would be much grimmer.....)
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To: Travis McGee

ChiDan. LOL!


37 posted on 04/28/2013 12:32:58 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Shimmer1

I got to get out of here and go do something fun....

Be back in a while...


38 posted on 04/28/2013 12:34:40 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44
...the dude says he was scared, trying to figure his escape opportunity, they want me to believe that during the moments he had to flee, he actually figured leaving his phone behind would aid the cops?

Found that part hard to believe too. A person escaping - who figures he has a good chance of being shot - wants the cell phone to call 911 for help. Choosing to leave the cell phone in the car is either not true, an amazing act of courage, or the guy from China is a trained soldier of some type. His choice was three standard deviations from any mean..,

39 posted on 04/28/2013 12:37:36 PM PDT by GOPJ (The screed of so-called journalists: 'If it doesn't fit, you must omit.' - - freeper Vigilanteman)
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To: null and void

I apparently didn’t make myself clear. I am hoping I am wrong in sensing that Danny’s story is fake. I would hope that he IS telling the whole truth. My instincts tell me different. Hence the reason I hope I am wrong. Does that help?


40 posted on 04/28/2013 12:43:58 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: deport

In the big picture, that wasn’t my main point. Thank you for letting me know newer autos have had this function. I drive an old car and couldn’t care less about that function.

My point was simply that this guy of course knew his auto had that, so why would he spend precious time including in his escape plan the cell phone being used to track them...just doesn’t feel right to me.


41 posted on 04/28/2013 12:48:54 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: GOPJ

lol, great analogy!


42 posted on 04/28/2013 12:49:21 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

I would hope, too, but these are two guys who HOPED they would kill 200+ people. Why leave a pesky Chinese guy alive? Were they lonely all of a sudden? Needing a NYC tour guide?


43 posted on 04/28/2013 12:52:18 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Shimmer1

That’s because without puns I communicate very poorly.


44 posted on 04/28/2013 1:07:28 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44
Does that help?

Yes. very much so.

45 posted on 04/28/2013 1:08:45 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44
"Regardless if he did or didn’t pull over to text - the idea of consciously leaving his phone in the car with the forethought of it being used to locate the car, is quite a stretch. C’mon, the dude says he was scared, trying to figure his escape opportunity, they want me to believe that during the moments he had to flee, he actually figured leaving his phone behind would aid the cops? Really? It’s already been established that his vehicle has some new tech device that would allow the cops to find it."

Why do you disbelieve Danny? It is because of him the bombers got caught so soon.

It is when Danny pulled to the side of the road to text that he was car jacked. A lot of people do that. Considering it was late at night and not much traffic during that time, there's no reason for him not to answer a text, or send one.

He had 90 minutes to figure out what he was going to do. If you've ever been in a life/death situation, you'd know how Danny's mind was working.

It is a blessing that Danny's friend called him during the car jacking. That may have been the triggering point when it might have dawned on him what to do with his iphone. It also gave him the option of having it not on him anymore, meaning he didn't put it back in his jacket pocket.

46 posted on 04/28/2013 1:21:35 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
RE: "The were heading for new York City next."
That does seem to be pretty well established at this point.
47 posted on 04/28/2013 1:33:52 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44
Whatever, I just can’t reconcile the story he is giving. It doesn’t add up, for me

Me neither, I'm thinking he was their driver, a part of the threesome, the third guy the FBI is looking for. Since he's Chinese, he's obviously tech savy and everyone knows their expertise in electronics and he's the one with the radio control experience.......

At the last minute he got cold feet and bailed out.......Good Lord, I'm surprised the FBI hasn't realized this......

48 posted on 04/28/2013 1:44:27 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

That’s a pretty compelling argument. Makes a bit more sense then what I’ve read. To be clear, I’m not out to disprove Danny’s story and of course thankful that the two bombers were caught. Just can’t reconcile the pieces of his story.


49 posted on 04/28/2013 1:46:18 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: Hot Tabasco

You think you’re so cute and coy. I find your snark less than amusing. Try again, and use your logic to parse what is being said.

HB, bite me


50 posted on 04/28/2013 1:47:32 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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