A Washington, D.C. news team went to the up-and-coming neighborhood of Petworth to film a segment about a new app that alerts you about sketchy neighborhoods. If you made it through that sentence without concluding that they got robbed, there’s nothing we can do for you.
When the crew returned to their van, they found the lock jimmied and a good amount of gear missing. Fortunately, one crew member’s phone was still in her purse, in what will go down as the first time in D.C. history that an individual was voluntarily separated from his/her mobile device.
The crew was able to use a phone tracking feature to trace their stuff to an even sketchier neighborhood (“We gave it the eyeball test; you don’t always need the app.”) where some of the stuff had been tossed in a dumpster. They still lost thousands of dollars worth of equipment.
Watch the news team’s story below, via WUSA.
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