Lost+Found: Case P4C0 – Los Angeles, United States

Lost+Found: Case P4C0 – Los Angeles, United States


  • Location: Los Angeles, United States
  • Date Stolen: 12th of August, 2017
  • Date Recovered: 13th of August, 2017
  • Case: Put down and forgotten.
  • Missing items: Smartphone.
  • Police reaction: They weren’t involved.
  • Time it took for first report to arrive: 1 minute.
  • Once received, time it took for police to recover it: 11 hours.
  • Final thoughts: Great peace of mind knowing where her phone was. Otherwise, we would have been quite stressed about it.

World Police and Fire Games:

We were volunteering at the Los Angeles “World Police and Fire Games”. My wife’s phone was believed to be lost (or stolen?!) at the Convention Center, or maybe put down on a table, left in a restroom, or lost from her bag. Who knew for certain?

When she finished her assignment late in the evening, she came home and told me she could not find her phone. I told her: “Well, let’s see!”, and opened Prey on my notebook.

It showed her phone was still at the Convention Center. The photo looked like it was probably in a restroom (low ceiling).

Early the next morning, my wife left the house to once again volunteer, and I asked her to borrow a phone and call me when she got there.

With Prey, I determined the phone had not moved since last night, so when my wife called I set off the alarm and she immediately found it!

Many thanks.