July 1st, 2010
11:36 AM ET

Will.i.am fights crime with his iPad

Nabbing criminals? There’s an app for that!

TMZ reports that Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am turned to his iPad to take down a crook who broke into his Bentley last week and swiped over $10,000 worth of his personal property. Among the stolen goods: the rapper’s bling and his brand-new iPad.

But the creep should have thought twice about taking the 35-year-old star’s Apple accessory. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that quick-thinking Will.i.am used the iPad's built-in tracking system to locate the thief and forwarded his whereabouts to authorities.

Though the bad guy remains on the loose, most of Will.i.am’s belongings were returned to him.

soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. Lindsey McFly

    Lindsey McFly \"Best The Am I\" MIXTAPE FREE DOWNLOAD http://www.mediafire.com/?ngtljvnyjom

    July 18, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. duane da funky 1

    wow how can i access my iPad tracking information?!?!?!

    July 2, 2010 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  3. J.S

    YIPPY YAHOO HORAH!!!!!!!! he got his pad back.. thats not fighting crime, its not like he is out there catch criminal, no he just got his expensive toy and his pricey car back.....


    July 2, 2010 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
  4. femonanon

    ...Have NO idea who this guy is

    July 1, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. zach chease

    The world is coming to an end 😦

    July 1, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  6. steve

    Glad he got his stuff back, but whats with those stupid glasses?

    July 1, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Don J

    ...maybe his "quick thinking" should have told his dumb-ass not to carry around $10,000 worth of valuables in your car.

    July 1, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chris

    Blame the person who gets ripped off instead of the pathetic, loser, thief...is that what we have come to? Just because someone is rich and famous its ok for them to be a victim of a crime? Very disgusting people who blame the victim instead of the criminal...sick!

    July 1, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • jimmy

      I know Chris. Its a shame. Jealous haters are ruining media as we know it.

      July 1, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jerry

    Well lets see, I bought a Toshiba laptop cost me 3200. Thats goes with me in my car everywhere. My Droid 500 bucks. My girlfriends Ipad another 500 bucks. thats 4200 bucks in three items and i am a broke carpenter lol. Lastly no one expects to be ripped off so before you start talking mess remember that we all leave expensive crap in our cars, you don't have to be super rich to do that.

    July 1, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Crapple

      LOL you bought a $3200 Toshiba laptop? You can buy an Asus with a 5850 (best video card) and with a great processor 720i for about $1200. I thought only Apple ripped off its customers to that extent.

      July 1, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Computer Nerd

      Wow... 3200 bucks for ANY laptop is way too much. The only people I know who would do that are Alienware, Falcon Northwest, and Crapple.

      July 2, 2010 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  10. Jeff

    this guy looks ridiculous!!!!! and what's with he stupid name?!!!!

    July 1, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. bryan

    listen to all the pathetic haters. sad.

    July 1, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. bigduke6

    I did not know that the IPad had a tracking device, that is good to know!

    July 1, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dyson

      yeah but its probably an app that you have to buy before you can access it.

      July 1, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mario

      Its actually a free app, but you need mobile me to access it then you can find your iPad or iPhone

      July 1, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • spontanion

      DYSON got OWNED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! good for will.i.am!!!! great signer and has TALENT!

      July 1, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Crapple

      It's not free when the service costs $99 a year. Yes that's right, for $99 a year, you get everything that Google offers for free.

      July 1, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  13. CATom

    Well he should feel lucky because the theif didn't steal his musical talents since there was none to begin with. Seriously folks I'll be here all week.

    July 1, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • s

      I was falling asleep at work lol, thanks for the good laugh, I needed that!

      July 1, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  14. BALLZ


    July 1, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Hank

    Why don't you change your name to " How dumb I- am"..

    July 1, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  16. omen

    You care...you read it and took the time to respond to it.

    July 1, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  17. Joe

    who cares about this talentless hack. who leaves 10 grand worth of belongings in their 100k+ vehicle?? idiot.

    July 1, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      Joe, you seem angry that talentless hack is wealthier and respected by the music industry. When you become a multi million dollar record producer i'll pay more attention to your criticizing but until you quit your job as a loser thats not gonna happen lol

      July 1, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jo

      Isn't he the one who steals everyone elses music? Karma.

      July 1, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Jo

    Good job! But dude, I don't care wo you are, you don't leave anything worth a damn in your car today!!!!

    July 1, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |

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