A college student was able to use the iPhone tracking feature to find the man who raped her, and stole her phone.

The 20-year-old woman was staying with a friend when she was sexually assaulted after an armed man broke into the sorority house where she was staying. The woman, Lindsey, talked to Business Insider about the incident:

I woke up to someone fiddling around in the couch and I thought it was someone looking for a phone. But I looked over, and saw that his pants were completely down. And I realized that he was trying to pull at my pants. But my saving grace was that I had my mom’s industrial Spanx on. My mom says I have to email Maidenform Spanx and thank them for saving me from getting vaginally raped.
The man was very calm, serious, and to the point – basically giving me orders. He grabbed my head and it felt like there was a gun, but I never actually saw it. He kept saying 'suck it' and 'shut up or 'I’ll kill you' over and over again. Eventually he forced himself into my mouth. I kept trying to force him away, but at the same time, I was trying not to get killed. All I was thinking was, 'I don’t want to die.'

When the man left, he took purses, credit cards, and Lindsey's iPhone. She quickly called police and they used the Find My iPhone app to track down the rapist. He was caught a day later and could serve 20 years in prison.

[via Business Insider]