California family knocks on thief’s front door who stole a $3,000 e-bike with the help of a $29 Apple AirTag
- Johnny Ehrman is devastated when his $3,000 e-bike is stolen outside their workplace.
- When Orange County Sheriff’s officers didn’t respond quickly enough to Johnny and their father, David Ehrman tracked the bike’s location
- David said the thief was shocked when they got out and abandoned the bike
A California dad took matters into his own hands when his daughter’s $3,000 e-bike was stolen.
The clan used a $29 Apple AirTag on the bike to track down the thief and showed up at their front door to confront them.
Johnny Ehrman is devastated when the e-bike they rely on to travel to school and work is stolen just outside their workplace.
When they called the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and didn’t get a quick enough response, the duo tracked down the stolen bike from its location using an AirTag.
When they arrived at the thief’s home—not too far from their Orange County home—the person was startled, David Ehrman said, and a brief confrontation ensued.
“I yelled, ‘Dude, I’m grabbing my girls bike, bum, and I’m right out of there,'” David said. Fox 11 Los Angeles. “The dude just stood there with the look on his face like I’ve never seen anyone with that look before.”
He added: I think the look was a shock. Like “How did you get my site?”
Johnny Ehrman is devastated when the e-bike they rely on to commute to school and work is stolen just outside their workplace.
Johnny said they were “thankful” once they got their e-bike back
The duo was able to track the stolen bike from its location using a $29 AirTag
On the day of the theft, Johnny said, they left the pedals and wheel locked to the e-bike and removed the battery, but said the bike was not fixed to a fixed object.
They are devastated when they learn that their e-bike is missing.
“I drive 12 miles a day,” Ehrman told news outlets. I was crying outside my workplace. In fact, some of my co-workers were like, “What’s going on? Where’s your bike?”
After they got the bike back, they shared how grateful they were
David said although they support law enforcement, in this case they felt the police didn’t do enough once the AirTag showed its location.
I did what I had to do because they didn’t do what we pay them to do. We got the information within minutes why they didn’t send the officer there to meet us and arrest this person.
The Orange County Sheriff’s office has not released the name of the person who attempted to steal the e-bike.
The home where the e-bike was also tracked down is in Orange County, California. Police haven’t released the name of the person who tried the e-bike steak.
A spokesperson for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department called out the shooting and urged residents not to be vigilantes and to leave it to the police Recover stolen items.
“As much as appropriate technology plays a vital role in our quality of life, we’d like to remind our communities to make use of local law enforcement services when they are the victim of crime rather than put themselves in harm’s way,” said the spokesperson.
Police have not released the name of the person who tried the e-bike steak.
In March, another incident occurred when traveler Jamil Reid used a $29 Apple AirTag to recover $3,000 worth of his belongings.
Reed’s bag was stolen from the baggage section of Atlanta International Airport.
The police found the thief after Reid gave them his exact location using the AirTag app