iPad user says woman is taking self portraits with his missing iPad

LITTLE ROCK - Do you recognize this woman?

An air traveler says she has his missing iPad.

Allen Engstrom told 7NEWS he was flying from Phoenix to Denver when he left his iPad on a plane.

"I realized it pretty quick, but by then it was too late and I just kind of wrote it off," Engstrom told 7NEWS.

About a month later, Engstrom said his wife and son were at the doctor's office when his son held up his iPod and said, "Mommy, what's this?"

It was a picture of a woman on his iPod.

"We finally figured out that must be the new owner of my iPad," Engstrom said.

Engstrom says the woman is taking "selfies" -- or self portraits -- with the iPad.

She probably has no idea that her pictures are backing up to my iPhone, Engstrom said.

So far, he's received more than a dozen photos.

"The wonderful person who snaked my iPad continues to take glamor shots of herself apparently unaware that they are backing up to my iPhone," Engstrom wrote on Facebook. "So naturally I'm blasting them out to the entire world. Enjoy!"

7NEWS tried running her image through Google image but didn't get any matches.  Travis Funk, of Denver Mac Repair, said that's not surprising.

"It's still kind of in its infancy," Funk said.

Funk said tracking the device from those images could also be impossible because Engstrom had the tracking settings like "Find my iPad" and "Photo locator" turned off.

"Apple has had a deal with privacy issues of that location information.  So if the location is not activated on the iPad, there maybe no way to trace it at all," Funk told 7NEWS.

Engstrom is now relying on the power of social media and the hope his iPad will buy the woman enough fame, that he'll get it back.

"At anytime she could contact me and say hey I've got your IPAD, would you like it back?  I would gladly accept it back.," Engstrom said. "I hope she does the right thing."

Engstrom's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/allen.engstrom

Look for the photos under the "mobile uploads" button.


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