Authorities: Teen Killed After Tracking Down Lost Cellphone
A Canadian teen was tragically gunned down last weekend after tracking down his lost cellphone.
Jeremy Cook, 18, died of multiple gunshot wounds in London, Ontario. The teen had left his phone in a cab, so he used a mobile app to trace it to a strip mall.
Authorities say that Cook was confronted by three men in a car when he arrived at the location. Police believe Cook tried to get his phone back, and the car started to drive away. They say he then grabbed onto one of the car doors and was subsequently shot to death.
The three men in the car are still at large.
The shooting death of an 18-year-old man trying to retrieve his lost smartphone highlights the risks of using a mobile-tracking app, say police.
"It's certainly extreme," London Police Const. Ken Steeves told The Canadian Press. "No one ever would have predicted or even thought that a loss of life would have resulted from a loss of a phone.”