San Francisco Police Did Assist Apple in-house Search of Lost iPhone Prototype

On Thursday, it was reported  that Apple had once again lost a prototype of iPhone 5 in a bar  in late July. Later today, SFWeekly reported that    an Apple  security personnel may have posed as police officers during the search for the lost item. Now, contrary to previous reports, SFWeekly  reports that the San Francisco Police Department now admits to assisting Apple investigators with the search of a lost iPhone 5.

Contradicting past statements that no records exist of police involvement in the search for the lost prototype, San Francisco Police Department spokesman Lt. Troy Dangerfield now tells SF Weekly that “three or four” SFPD officers accompanied two Apple security officials in an unusual search of a Bernal Heights man’s home.

The four police officers from the San Francisco Police Department  accompanied two Apple investigators to the home of Sergio Calderón. According to the latest report, only two Apple employees entered the home and searched while the four police officers remained outside.

SFWeekly suggests that there are some questions regarding the incident and why it was not recorded as per standard procedure. A spokesman from the San Francisco Police Department, said    “Apple came to us saying that they were looking for a lost item, and some plainclothes officers responded out to the house with them. My understanding is that they stood outside. They just assisted Apple to the address.”

The previous report suggested that employees from Apple may have impersonated the police which is a criminal offense.

This entire story seems like hog wash to me. What do you guys think?

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Parth Dhebar

Parth Dhebar is a 18 year-old entrepreneur. He is the founder of Simple Reviews, a blog focused on reviewing iPhone and iPad applications. Parth is a recognized name in the industry, known for covering Apple news. He is an editor at Techie-Buzz covering news on Apple. You can follow him on Twitter @pdparticle.