NEW YORK (WO)A NYC musician used a combination of technology, a hammer and a bribe to reclaim his missing iPhone. Jazz trombonist Nadav Nirenberg left the mobile phone in a livery cab. The next morning, he learned via email that someone was sending messages to women using a dating app on the phone. He logged on to the service and offered the man a date - posing as a woman. When the culprit arrived at Nirenberg's house with wine, the musician ‘greeted’ him.

The thief handed him the iPhone and left without a word.