It was Halloween night and one mother was worried.
She had been calling her 16-year-old son to come home for several hours, with no answer on the other end. What's more, her son had been having a busy October with police: two arrests for robbery and assault.
So she did what any tech-savvy mom might do — she tracked his iPhone using her own device.
And while her attempt at locating him was a success, she couldn't have been thrilled with where she ended up.
It was the 103rd police precinct in Queens, New York, DNAinfo reported.
"She literally came into the precinct … and asked, 'Is my son here?' Deputy Inspector John Cappelmann told DNAinfo.
Her son and two others were suspected of committing four robberies late last month, police told DNAinfo, adding that their suspected M.O. was approaching victims from behind, striking some in the head, and then stealing their cellphones and wallets.
Police said two of last month's incidents occurred on Halloween night within a two-hour stretch and the other two took place during a three-week period before Halloween.
Police caught the 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl, police told DNAinfo, with the other suspect still on the loose.
The pair has been charged with one robbery said to have occurred around 11:30 p.m. Oct. 31, but police said there's insufficient evidence to charge them with the other three incidents.
Cappelmann told DNAinfo that the boy said in regard to his mom, "I should have listened to her and I should have gone home."
(H/T: The Daily Dot)
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