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Carling commentates on mad dash to find iPad

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Former England rugby captain Will Carling used a tracking device to locate his seemingly stolen iPad and gave his near 46,000 Twitter followers a running commentary of the chase.

Carling left his iPad on a train but had an app installed on it that allowed him to locate it wherever it was via his mobile.

His thrilling chase was about to begin and he documented it all on Twitter.

"On an adventure! Left my Ipad on train yesterday, Doh ! Have now tracked it down to a building in Woking. On my way! Could be interesting!" he first tweeted to attract his followers' attention about the alleged theft.

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Then Carling gave a further update as he arrived at the block of flats where his phone was telling him the iPad was.

"Used the Mobile me tracker. It is in a block of flats! Managed to get in & knock on all 18 doors! No answer surprisingly. So left notes."

The tale then took another twist as Carling started to feel like he was playing a part in some real-life movie.

"Breaking news! My iPad has moved! It is now at the station! This is like Enemy of the State!!" he tweeted.

It was at this stage he got the police involved: "The (p)olice have been notified. So all go in the Ipad rescue. Cracking line from the police lady who was talking to me about old rugby players...priceless."

Carling then sent a number of tweets in succession as he watched the iPad, via the tracker, make its way towards Woking police station.

"Just sent the moving Ipad a message telling them they are being tracked! Quoted police crime reference.

"The iPad was locked, so they will not know whose it is (unless they have hacked in!) so watching it moving as I type.....

"Breaking news. iPad is 'heading' towards the local Police Station. Fell like a real spy...

"Just sent the 'moving' iPad a message 'you are very close to the police station now....' would freak you out if you had hold of it....:-"

And finally, like in all good spy movies, the hero finally got what he was after in the end.

"Result! Police have just called, Ipad has been handed over! It was handed into Woking Station. Tracked it all on Mobile me."

The people at 'Mobile me' must be rubbing their hands with their app getting so much positive publicity, while Carling described the whole ordeal as being: "weird/awesome."

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