The afternoon was a little different for TV 2’s Jesper Mathison. The football expert had to take on the role of detective.
Because when a roommate called her and told her her cell phone had been stolen, Matissen took matters into her own hands.
A sign from the university
Using the “Find my Iphone” app on the iPad, he’s been a hit. A signal came from the University of Agder in Kristiansand. A stone’s throw from the last seen mobile phone.
It’s not the easiest area to look for a cell phone in, says Matissen.
This is where TV 2-Jesper Mobile Wild Hunt ends
He did not give up yet, and entered the building from which the signal came.
I moved from the classroom to the classroom to hear if there were people there, says Matissen.
In a group room, he finds student Torjus Kjellemo. Together they combed the large building.
A sound from the ladies’ restroom
Inside “Find my iPhone” it is possible to get the phone you are looking for to play a sound. It turned out to be important for hunting.
– I didn’t hear anything in any of the classrooms. I went down to the basement. There I think I heard a voice from far away, says Mathiesen.
The sound came from the ladies’ restroom. There, he was caught – in the ceiling.
– It was hidden under the plates, says Matissen.
While searching, Jesper shared updates Twitter. I created an engagement, with over 1,000 likes and over 20,000 views.
– I thought I should take people with me on a fishing trip. I am happy in Åsted Norway itself. If they open a branch in Kristiansand, I am ready to contribute.
To his roommate’s delight, Jesper was able to take her cell phone home safely.
– It was great to find him. Matessen says he’s giving me a kick.
He says he was excited while searching. He was ready to do the chase if the signal left the university.
Fortunately, I got away with it now. Maybe it was good for both parties.
Besides the phone, Matissen also found a computer, which was allegedly stolen.
He has now taken it home for safe keeping.
The director of communications at the University of Agder, Øivind Dagsvik Eskedal, says they are not satisfied that someone is hiding stolen goods on campus.
– We don’t think of any of this. We prefer that no one hide stolen property with us. He says we have much more important things to attend.
Eskedal thinks it’s impressive anyway that Jesper Mathisen found the mobile.
– We like police work. It’s a five-story building, with several offices and classrooms, he says.
The university is not aware of anyone who has hidden stolen property with them in the past. They are not planning to make any moves yet.
This seems to us as an isolated case. We cannot check the entire building. If that happens again, we have to look at what we can do, he says.
Woman arrested after theft
Matissen says the mobile phone was stolen in Gemmelhallen, hundreds of meters from the university.
Police in Agder reported that many valuables were stolen from here on Tuesday.
Most of what was stolen has been recovered, COO Lars Heiberg told TV 2.
Police arrested a woman in her thirties after the thefts. The woman was known to the police before.
Heiberg is familiar with the discovery of Jesper Matissen on mobile. He still did not want to conclude that it was the arrested woman who hid the mobile phone in the ceiling.
It is natural to see these things in context. But he says it’s too early to conclude now.
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