A woman in the United States has been accused of murdering her boyfriend after tracking him with Apple’s object tracking device, the AirTag. After seeing him talking to another woman, she would have run over the 26yearold.
Based on location data, Gaylyn Morris, 26, followed Andre Smith to an Indianapolis mall on June 3.
Outside, Morris asked one of the witnesses if Smith was at a bar called Tilly’s Pub and claimed that the AirTag showed his location inside the pub, according to The Register, which had access to investigative documents.
“She said her boyfriend, Andre Smith, had a GPS tracker and showed it was there,” the affidavit reads.
A physical altercation then began. Morris took an empty beer bottle and claimed that Smith cheated on her.
Amid the confusion, the pub manager ordered those involved to leave the place after the young woman punched Smith and threw a bottle at the woman who was with him.
According to witnesses, the fight continued in the parking lot. After that, Morris got in the car and left the scene. However, when the boy was standing on a sidewalk near the Metro Diner restaurant, his girlfriend took the moment to run him over.
The partner was eventually caught and fell under the car. Morris reportedly reversed the vehicle and then walked toward the victim’s body.
One of the testimony witnesses stood in front of the car to try to stop the action but was unable to. She was hit in the hip by the vehicle’s mirror.
Police still found Smith’s body under a dark blue 2010 Chevrolet Impala registered to Morris, which remained at the scene. The boy’s death was confirmed at 12:56 am.
The woman initially denied using the AirTag to track her boyfriend.
After detectives threatened to search the vehicle, the young woman admitted she installed the Apple tracker in her partner’s car in the back seat near a cup holder.
In February of this year, Apple announced that it was working on using AirTags to track objects, not people.
*With information from the Vice and The Register websites