Lawsuit alleges Apple monitoring led SWAT to unsuitable location

Lawsuit alleges Apple monitoring led SWAT to unsuitable location

Chris Hayes and Megan Mueller

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – In Could 2023, a carjacking investigation in south St. Louis County led to a house raid by SWAT groups, allegedly as a result of location of AirPods.

Bevis Schock filed a civil lawsuit specializing in police body-cam footage on the dwelling, saying his purchasers had nothing to do with the incident.

The lawsuit, on behalf of Brittany Shamily and Lindell Briscoe, alleges police have been monitoring AirPods that have been stolen within the carjacking by the iPhone app “Discover My.”

“The “Discover My” app is just not correct sufficient, so it by no means ought to have occurred within the first place,” Schock famous.

His purchasers have been by no means charged with a criminal offense within the case and somebody from the county allegedly advised the couple that raid damages could be mounted.

“(Police) minimize a giant gap within the wall. They went down within the basement and minimize some ceiling tile and after they found out they’d the unsuitable home, they mentioned, ‘Name us tomorrow and we’ll ship any individual out to repair it.’ So, the folks referred to as the following day. They mentioned, ‘Oh yeah, we’ll come repair it,’ and naturally they by no means did,” Schock mentioned.

After the SWAT raid, the lawsuit claims the stolen AirPods have been discovered on the street in entrance of the house. Schock says it was all captured on Ring digicam video, the place you’ll be able to see an officer photographing one thing on the street.

“These cops noticed these issues and uh oh, there’s an uh oh second,” he mentioned.

Schock hypothesizes that the precise thieves threw the AirPods from the automobile window in the course of the getaway try. Neighbors close by bear in mind the raid however not the outcome.

“I used to be like, ‘What’s happening throughout the road?’ We have been all opening up the home windows. We haven’t heard nothing since that day for actual,” one lady mentioned.

FOX 2 reached out to St. Louis County police for a response. A spokesperson mentioned they’re unable to touch upon pending litigation.

The case is now in federal court docket, with no listening to date scheduled but.

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