Bank account apps — they’re great for transferring your life savings to your checking account in $20 increments when one drink with a friend slowly morphs into a decadent, hours-long artisanal nacho bonanza.
But it turns out they can also be used for something more worthy — catching criminals. A Bronx woman used hers to collar a baddie who’d made off with her wallet, the New York Post reports.
Kirsy Polanco, 25, left her wallet on the Wendy’s ketchup counter, as one does, in Greenwich Village on July 17, the Post reports. Then, Corey White, 35, allegedly snatched the wallet, which contained $93 and her debit card.
Then, because criminals are dumb, he immediately spent $46 at a liquor store (why not spend the cash on that?) and $109 at Journeys using the card, the Post says. Ms. Polanco opened the bank account app, saw that he’d just made a purchase at Journeys, and hustled to the store.
He threw the wallet at Ms. Polanco and ran, but she chased him into the Union Square subway station. He elbowed her in the face, but she grabbed him and kept him from boarding a train until the police got there, the Post reports. He’s been charged with robbery, grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.
It’s encouraging to learn that we millennials are not just drooling Snapchat and Kardashian app addicts. We can also use our phones to find the stuff we left on the Wendy’s counter in a fit of smartphone-addiction-induced-ADD. So take that, baby boomers.