Dumpster Diver! Dad Digs Through Heaps of Trash To Find Son's Cell Phone He Threw Away
They used an app to track the phone.
A New Jersey boy’s dad rummaged through heaps of trash to find his 13-year-old son's cell phone, according to reports.
Ethan Roncace’s IPhone was accidentally thrown away at a Haddon Township high school on Monday but his dad wasn’t going to let the phone stay lost.
The family used an app to track down the phone’s location which led them to a garbage dump, Covanta waste-to-energy facility, in Camden, according to NBC10.
The boy’s dad, Craig, wasted no time suiting up and digging through the waste. Within 30 minutes, he found his son’s phone - still working, reports said.
"How far do you go find your son's I-Phone? Yes, dumpster diving. This was real life Toy Story 3 experience," Deborah Roncace, Ethan's mom, wrote on Facebook. "Craig was the hero of the day in Ethan's eyes."
Workers were close to dumping the trash into a 50-foot-high and 25-foot deep pile of garbage.
A spokesperson for the Covanta told NBC10 that there’s a little more than 50 percent success rate in finding things when they can identify the trash truck the item was in.
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