Man tracks stolen laptop hundreds of miles away, calls thief

A man's laptop is stolen, but he's able to track it remotely and with the help of social media, recover it. (NSFW language. More story links at bottom.)

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  2. This guy is Sean Power, a Canadian author and tech consultant. (He works for a company you may know - Cheezburger Inc.) His laptop got stolen, along with a lot of other stuff. But he's using Prey, free software that can track your computer.

  3. As Sean shares this info, Twitter users are helping out in various ways. Some urged caution. One woman showed up on site to see what was going on. Others doing quick research found out Paolo may actually be part-owner of the bar.

  4. Sean decides to call the cops, and continues to report what's going on.
  5. People continue to dig up info on Paolo, and more offer to head to the bar. Sean warns them not to jump in.

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