Man identified by 'find by iPhone' feature on cellphone he stole during carjacking gets prison

Associated Press

A New Jersey man who was identified by the "find my iPhone" feature on a smartphone he stole during an armed carjacking has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison.

Federal prosecutors say 28-year-old Lee Carraballo, of Newark, was sentenced Monday. He was convicted last November on charges stemming from the November 2012 carjacking.

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Prosecutors say Caraballo carjacked a Rutgers University law student at gunpoint in the driveway of the student's home, stealing his wallet and cellphone before fleeing in the victim's car.

Caraballo was captured later that day, following a traffic stop in Roselle Park while he was driving his own car.

While Caraballo was in custody there, the carjacking victim located his phone remotely using the "find my iPhone" feature and called the police station.