Real Time Recovery of Stolen Laptop With the Help of Twitter

@seanpower had his laptop stolen. After tracking it to a NY bar, twitter helps him get it back.
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Sean Power @seanpower

Shit! Twitter, help! Prey just found my stolen (as of three days ago) laptop. Here's the report. I see the guy! http://awe.sm/5J8gE

13/05/2011 09:50:47 WIB
Sean Power @seanpower

I have a picture and IP of the guy that has my stolen laptop. What should I do next? http://awe.sm/5J8gI

13/05/2011 09:51:35 WIB
Sean Power @seanpower

Prey sent me a report & pic of a guy playing with my stolen laptop. What should I do? http://awe.sm/5J8hu

13/05/2011 09:56:14 WIB
Sean Power @seanpower

HAH. He's loading skype! I have his username

13/05/2011 09:56:39 WIB
Sean Power @seanpower

HAH. I even know what SSID he's on! I know that restaurant

13/05/2011 09:58:56 WIB
Sean Power @seanpower

He's so busted if I can get someone over there right now.

13/05/2011 09:59:08 WIB
Sean Power @seanpower

OK. Paolo Votano is playing with my laptop *right now* at Oficina Latina in NYC (a tequila bar)

13/05/2011 09:59:59 WIB
Sean Power @seanpower

I need to figure out a way to get this laptop back without him getting spooked and trashing it.

13/05/2011 10:00:10 WIB
Sean Power @seanpower

On the line with 17th precinct. Talking to friend willing to go to the restaurant.

13/05/2011 10:03:04 WIB
Sean Power @seanpower

That fucker is looking at my pictures right now!

13/05/2011 10:03:29 WIB
Sean Power @seanpower

My computer is currently being used on 24 Prince St. at Oficina Latina

13/05/2011 10:13:30 WIB
Sean Power @seanpower

Here he is logged in on skype on my computer (and my IM is on!!): http://awe.sm/5J8j5

13/05/2011 10:14:26 WIB
Sean Power @seanpower

Holy shit. There's someone at the bar right now on my behalf.

13/05/2011 10:25:54 WIB
Sean Power @seanpower

OK, so i have someone waiting at the bar for the cops to come.

13/05/2011 10:28:12 WIB
Sean Power @seanpower

She's pretending that she's waiting for someone there. Smart girl.

13/05/2011 10:28:26 WIB
Sean Power @seanpower

Based on that gmail screenshot, I'm wondering if Max is the guy on the laptop. Was anyone able to correlate face to name?

13/05/2011 10:31:32 WIB
Sean Power @seanpower

Is there anyone close to Officina Latina that can back the girl who is there up? I don't feel comfortable with just her there.

13/05/2011 10:32:20 WIB
Sean Power @seanpower

It's at 24 prince street (in Soho) near Lafayette.

13/05/2011 10:33:20 WIB
Sean Power @seanpower

We have identification of Paolo. He's currently upstairs.

13/05/2011 10:33:59 WIB
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