Sebastian Vettel chases the thief who had stolen his AirPods on a scooter thanks to the “Search” app


We all know (or should) that the latest Apple AirPods can be found in the "devices" section of the "Search" app that comes built into iOS, iPadOS, and macOS. Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel he knew it too, and so he has been able to recover his stolen AirPods.

The funny thing about it is that when he realized the robbery, he did not think twice and asked to borrow his electric scooter from a girl who was passing by, to chase the thief. He notified the police, and thanks to the "Search" app they found the AirPods, but not the backpack where they were going, along with their documentation.

We are going to explain what happened to the pilot of F1 Sebastian Vettel. Thanks to the “Find” app on his iPhone, he was able to recover his AirPods that had just been stolen. We all know (or should) that AirPods 3, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max can be located in the "devices" section of said application, as if it were an AirTag.

This weekend the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Catalonia was held at the Montmeló circuit. And during these days, Sebastian Vettel and his family are staying in a luxurious hotel in Barcelona. Well, yesterday, Monday, he stopped his Aston Martin at the door of the hotel, and in an oversight while he got out of the car with his wife, a clever thief who was on the prowl took off the backpack and pressed to run.

I am Sebastian Vettel. Give me your scooter »he said to the girl

Sebastian didn't even see the thief. But when he realized the theft, he remembered that he had his AirPods in the bag. he looked in his iPhone, and they were located. So he didn't think twice, and he saw a girl walking by with a electric scooter. You should see the girl's astonished face when she approached Sebastian and said: "I'm Sebastian Vettel, please, leave me your scooter. Is an emergency. I will give it back to you. I promise you »and he took off.


Since iOS 10.3 you can locate lost AirPods

We assume that the girl would be more or less calm, seeing that the guy who had stolen her scooter was dressed in the official clothing of the team of Aston Martin, and that Sebastian's wife quickly approached him to explain, as incredulous as the girl was.

So Vettel, on the scooter and iPhone in hand, began to chase the geolocated signal what I saw on my mobile. In the backpack he only carried the AirPods and his documentation. Above all, the driver's license validated for Spain, and he did not want to lose them.

While he crossed all of Barcelona on a scooter behind his backpack, notified the police, and a patrol joined Sebastian in pursuit. In the end, they found the AirPods hidden in a flower vase inside a store, but no trace of the bag. Presumably, when the thief opened the backpack inside the store and saw them, and knew that they could be located, he left them there and disappeared.

Now the police investigate with the images of the cameras of the store to try to recognize the pickpocket, and recover the stolen backpack. If instead of the AirPods I had carried a Air Tag hidden in the bag, he would surely have retrieved it. The one who did recover her scooter was the girl, who surely took some more gift from the pilot.

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  1.   Rodolfo said

    I don't think it was with the official Ferrari clothing, but with the Aston Martin one...

    1.    Tony Cortes said

      TRUE. I modify the error. Thanks for the warning. 🙂