iPhone owner tricks thief using dating app

NEW YORK (AP) -  

A New York City musician used a combination of technology, seduction, a hammer and a bribe to reclaim his missing iPhone from a confused crook.
 
Jazz trombonist Nadav Nirenberg (nah-DAHV' NEE'-run-berg) says he left the phone in a livery cab on New Year's Eve. The next morning, the 27-year-old learned via email that someone was sending messages to women using a dating app on the phone.
 
Nirenberg logged on to the service and offered the man a date -- posing as a woman. He even posted a picture of a pretty girl.
 
When the culprit arrived at Nirenberg's Brooklyn apartment building with wine, the musician greeted him with a $20 bill while holding a hammer -- just in case.
 
The thief handed him the iPhone and left without a word.
 
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