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Owner of missing iPhone tracks it to inmate in Pasco jail

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Published:   |   Updated: March 18, 2013 at 01:14 PM

Christopher Allen Lindsey should have known the iPhone could do this.

While under arrest inside the Land O' Lakes Jail for disorderly intoxication Sunday morning, the owner of a stolen iPhone tracked the device, which was in Lindsey's possession, to the detention center.

Lindsey, 21, of 4330 Libby Lane in Land O' Lakes, was at Whiskey Willies in Lutz early Sunday morning when he tried fighting several people inside the bar, according to deputies. He was removed by a security guard, who Lindsey attempted to fight, deputies said. The bouncer told deputies he pushed Lindsey to defend himself, which caused Lindsey to fall and hit his head.

A short time later as Pasco Fire Rescue members attempted to give medical treatment, Lindsey tried to fight two deputies, which led to his arrest at about 1:16 a.m., deputies said.

Later that morning, a man tracked his iPhone, which had been stolen from the glove compartment of his car in the bar's parking lot, to the jail. He contacted authorities, who found the phone among Lindsey's personal items checked in during booking.

The victim provided the key code to unlock the phone, but when Lindsey was asked to do the same he couldn't. He first told authorities it was his wife's phone. He later said he bought the device at the bar.

Lindsey remains in the Land O' Lakes Jail and is also charged with grand theft and auto burglary in addition to his one count of public intoxication.

This recent arrest violates terms of his release from an Aug. 2 apprehension by the New Port Richey Police Department. Lindsey, whose bail has been revoked, was charged with possession of a firearm while subject to an injunction, carrying a concealed weapon, and driving under the influence.

His arraignment for that case is today.

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