NYC iPhone owner tricks thief using dating app

      NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City musician used a combination of technology, seduction, brute force and a bribe to reclaim his missing iPhone from a confused crook.

      Jazz trombonist Nadav Nirenberg tells the New York Post that he left his iPhone in a livery cab on New Year's Eve.

      The next morning, the 27-year-old learned via email that someone was sending creepy messages to women using a dating app on the phone.

      So he logged on to the service and offered the man a date - posing as a woman. He even sent a picture of a pretty girl.

      When the culprit arrived at Nirenberg's Brooklyn apartment with wine, the musician jumped out brandishing a hammer.

      But he also offered $20.

      The thief handed him the iPhone and bolted.