Find my iPhone App Tracks Traveler’s Stolen iPad to Flight Attendant

If you haven’t done so already, you might want to install Apple’s Find my iPhone app. You may not think you’ll ever need to use it, but desire for the iPad can cause people to do dangerous things. It is sort of like the One Ring. It calls to us. It wants to be picked up and taken back to our house to become our new gadget.

Horizon Air flight attendant Wendy Ronelle Dye was arrested Friday for listening to the call of a traveler’s iPad. A Nevada man lost his Apple tablet while flying Horizon Air and used the Find my iPhone app to locate it. Dye had been keeping it safe inside her home.

According to Oregon City Police, Dye told officers that a passenger found it on a seat and brought it to her. She never intended to keep it and planned to turn it over to airline officials. However, police found her personal information already stored in the wayward iPad. Apparently, the “Dark Tablet” had already wooed her and turned her to evil.

A spokesperson for Alaska Air, Horizon Air’s parent company, told USA Today that Dye had been suspended.

As the iPad was taken from her house, Dye was heard screaming, “My Precious! My Precious!” (O.K. that last part isn’t true, but everything else is).

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