He saw a woman wandering through his backyard. But before he could talk to her, she jumped over the wall. A few minutes later he heard a knock on the door.
"Please give me my phone," she said.
When he explained that he didn’t have it, she became insistent.
"I’ve got pictures of my grandchildren," she said. "I can’t replace them. I need them. All I want are my pictures."
He told her to call the police and invited her to come inside and search. In the meantime, he called the woman’s cellphone provider, Sprint.
A technician there explained the problem, but didn’t provide a solution, he said.
Dobson was told that cellphone GPS systems don’t provide exact locations - they give a general location of where to start your search. And for some reason his house is that location for his area.
"I knew then I had a problem," he said.”—If you lose your cellphone, don’t blame Wayne Dobson - News - ReviewJournal.com, via Dan W.