News crew investigating SketchFactor app burglarized while looking for ‘sketchy’ neighborhoods

“WUSA was doing a story about an app that alerts people to sketchy neighborhoods,” Kevin Eck reports for Mediabistro.

“Reporter Mola Lenghi, photographer James Hash and an intern were talking to residents of a northwest DC neighborhood when thieves broke into their vehicle and stole some gear,” Eck reports. “Among the many stolen articles was the gear of photojournalist James Hash, the backpack of reporter Mola Lenghi, and the purse of intern Taylor Bisciotti.”

“Bisciotti’s cell phone was in her purse, and that ended up being a lucky break for the crew. Using the ‘Find my iPhone’ application the crew was able to track the phone,” Eck reports. “After filing a police report the crew tracked the phone to dumpsters in another D.C. neighborhood.”

More info and video report in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: SketchFactor couldn’t script a better testimonial.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Macdoc” for the heads up.]

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    1. Was it a WASP neighborhood that didn’t like Italians?

      Oh well, I guess we’ll never know as the liberal news crews in WDC aren’t about to report anything that looks racist.

      How about just “report it.”

      1. Er, I was just wondering if they were parked in a neighborhood defined as “sketchy” by the app. If so, it works! If not, it doesn’t work good enough.

        Not sure what any of that has to do with Italians…

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