A few weeks ago (April 24th), Tary called me from our home phone (which we never use) to tell me that her iPhone was stolen while shopping at Walmart. We don’t normally shop there but she was in the area and was picking up some anti-itch cream for Matthew. She said that it must have happened when several ghetto people tried to forcibly and rudely squeeze between her and a worker stocking shelves. They must have seen her on her phone earlier and watched her place it into her open jacket pocket.
I told Tary about a recent story in the local newspaper about how the police used some iPhone recovery apps to recover a stolen iPad. Tary used the “Find My iPhone” app to remote lock the phone and triggered a sound to be played. The app also indicated the phone’s last known location was still Walmart. This means that either the thieves turned off the phone at some point and it was no longer updating its position or they were spooked by the sound and dumped it somewhere in the store.
Tary was content with her iPhone 3GS and was willing to wait until the iPhone 5 came out whenever that was. However, Tary bought an iPhone 4S to replace her stolen phone that same night. It really sucks wasting hard-earned money to replace things that were stolen.
I really hate Walmart. Something about it just feels off. Something about extremely low costs attracts a certain kind of shopper and unfortunately Tary ran into a group of them. We are never shopping at Walmart ever again. We definitely prefer Target which still has low prices, is a cleaner store, has better workers, better items, and less ghetto-ness.
It really sucks dealing with ghetto people and ghetto problems. We’ve already had our home broken into and our electronics stolen. We’ve also had our rims stolen in the middle of the night. Now the phone. Sometimes I wish we could afford to move to a city where petty crimes like this don’t typically happen. C’est la vie.
Update: Two days later, Tary called Walmart and they found her phone! They said it was found in a basket somewhere in the store.