COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — Police tracking a stolen iPhone used a cellphone locator app to find it at a South Side home — next to a sleeping man who allegedly bought it "hot," prosecutors said Monday.
Idrese Cooper, 24, of the 100 block of West 117th Street in West Pullman, is charged with theft for possessing the stolen iPhone, according to court documents.
Police followed the "pings" from the phone Sunday morning. When they got to Cooper's home, someone else there let them inside, authorities said.
There they found the phone — and a snoozing Cooper.
"He was sleeping in the room with the iPhone pinging next to him," Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Lorraine Scaduto said during a bond hearing.
Cooper allegedly told police that he gave a "crackhead on the West Side" $50 for the iPhone.
Noting that people need to realize "the consequences of buying hot stuff," Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. ordered Cooper held on $50,000 bond.