Google Latitude and CHiPS

It should have been a nice uneventful holiday weekend for Android Central Forum member mapexvenus and the missus, but real life seldom works out that way.  During the long road trip to Tahoe, they stopped for a little break at a rest stop and the unthinkable happened -- their car was robbed.

Along with other loot, one of the items taken was Mrs. mapexvenus' HTC Droid Eris.  After calling the CHP, the couple remembered one of the powerful tools that Android put at their disposal -- Google Latitude.  Using his HTC Droid Incredible, Mr. mapexvenus was able to track his wife's phone as the thieves motored down I-5 with a carload of expensive stolen gear.  A call to the CHP with this info and the suspects were nabbed and all items were recovered.  Read the whole story here in the Android Central forums.

We're all happy for you Mr. and Mrs. mapexvenus, and hope the rest of your weekend went well.  Crime fighting?  Droid DOES.