Girl Tricks Potential Kidnapper With iPod Touch
As some of you may know, the iPod Touch looks a lot like an iPhone. For the most part, no one really cares about this, because the fact remains that the iPod Touch is merely a music player and most people who are interested in technology will be able to tell the two devices apart with no problem at all. Fortunately, this minor difference in appearance between Apple’s two devices was of major help to someone. As we speak, Delaware State Police are looking into the report of a man who tried to attract a child into his work van on Wednesday evening.
This took place at roughly 6:10 pm. A 12 year old girl stood on the sidewalk waiting for a ride outside Stanton Middle School, 6Abc reports. According to her statement, a man that drove a white van went in the school driveway and stopped right next to her. He told her to get in the van. Proving that some children can be truly brilliant in certain occasions, the little girl held her iPod up to her ear and told the man that she’s calling 911. Now, as most people know, the iPod can’t be used to make phone calls. Fortunately, the similarity between one of Apple’s music players and the iPhone was enough to scare that man off and keep the child safe.
As soon as the child threatened to make a call, the man ran away and was last spotted traveling southbound on Limestone Road. If you’re living in the area and want to give the local police a hand, keep an eye out for a white male, between 35 and 45, with a dark crew cut hair style. The last time he was seen he was wearing a dark sweatshirt and driving a white work van. According to a spokesperson from Red Clay School District, the little girl in question isn’t a student at either Stanton Middle School or the Red Clay District but because the incident took place in the vicinity of one of the schools, the School District will take on the responsibility of announcing all parents what occurred a phone message alert system called “Alert Now”.
The reason why this piece of news showed up on the technology section of this website is to instruct iPod Touch users on how to make other people believe that they’re actually handling an iPhone. That may not prove useful in a ton of occasions, but as shown here, it really can be done. Of course, it helps if you’re tricking someone who doesn’t have a lot of knowledge regarding mobile phones and the latest technology. Assuming you’re aiming to actually turn your iPod Touch into an actual phone and use it for calls, that can also be done if you take the time to search on the web for accessories (most of them not recommended or acknowledged by Apple).11