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September 22, 2012 at 12:49 PM

App helps passenger find missing iPad at flight attendant’s home

Police say a Nevada man who lost his iPad on an airplane used an app called Find My iPad to locate it inside the Oregon home of a flight attendant.

Officers in Oregon City, outside Portland, arrested the 43-year-old flight attendant for Horizon Air Friday evening, according to the Associated Press.

She allegedly told officers that a passenger had brought her the tablet saying it was found on a seat. She said she never used the iPad and planned to turn it over to airline officials, but police found some of her personal information on it, including her husband’s birthday.

Arrangements are being made to return the tablet to its owner in Reno. The flight attendant  did not immediately respond to a phone message.

A spokeswoman for Alaska Airlines, which owns Horizon, said the flight attendant was suspended.

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