michael meehan Berkeley chief of police sends 10 men on an iPhone hunt

If you read the article about Katy McCaffrey’s man hunt of her iPhone thief here on vr-zone.com, then here’s another iPhone man hunt that’s too good to not read about.  A chief of police in Berkeley, California sent ten of his officers to track down his son’s stolen iPhone.

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If you read the article about Katy McCaffrey’s man hunt of her iPhone thief here on vr-zone.com, then here’s another iPhone man hunt that’s too good to not read about.  A chief of police in Berkeley, California sent ten of his officers to track down his son’s stolen iPhone. 

Gizmodo.com reported that chief of police Michael Meehan not only sent his regular officers but also the drug task officers to look for the iPhone.  Despite having tracking software installed on the phone, Meehan’s goons did not manage to retrieve the phone, and the rest was history.  Or is it?

SFgate.com somehow dug up the story and Meehan was forced to explain why he was wasting precious tax payer’s money to search for a replaceable iPhone. A spokesperson told the SFgate.com that none of the officers on the man hunt filed an incident report was an “oversight.”  Sure, an “oversight” that probably costs taxpayers thousands of dollars on a petty iPhone theft that was probably replaceable for a few hundred bucks.

 The difference between McCaffrey and her method for tracking down her iPhone thief and Meehan’s method is McCaffrey didn’t do something as ignorant as paying ten men to track down a single phone.  As a tax payer here in California, I am quite furious about how my money is being spent. 

What’s even worse is that Meehan even paid some of his men overtime for the fruitless iPhone search!  Thoughts or comment? Tell us what you think convinced Meehan to waste other people's money on such a pointless task.