NWA stars Bryan Idol (aka Mercurio) and Natalia Markova used technology to track down a man who stole Makorva’s purse following a flight into Tampa, Florida.
PWInsider reports that Idol and Makorva found the man at a Wal-Mart in Pinellas Park, Florida after Markova realized her purse had been stolen upon landing in Tampa.
Markova realized her purse was missing after they exited their flight, and checked to make sure that it wasn’t accidentally left on the plane. They realized at that point that it was stolen and Idol asked Markova if she had AirPods in the purse.
Markova used the Find My app to track the purse to the Wal-Mart which is 40 minutes away from the airport. The two entered the Wal-Mart and Markova would soon receive a fraud warning on her phone notifying her that someone was trying to buy a $700 TV.
Idol recognized a guy from the flight at a register and confronted him. He would soon try and run away, which is where security footage shows Idol chasing the man down and tacking him in the store.
The police report notes that Idol, Markova, and the man with the card were spoken to and the man was put under arrest. The man said the purse was turned into the American Airlines information desk at the airport and confessed to taking $600, the credit cards, and the AirPods.
He returned the items and Markova later got her purse back from the airport. The police report said that the man apologized “and knew it was wrong” and was released because no active warrants for him were found and Markova didn’t press charges.