Earlier Friday, the Weekly reported that the Apple security personnel "scoured Calderon's home, car, and computer files for any trace of the lost iPhone 5. The phone was not found, and Calderon denies that he ever possessed it.''
The Weekly went on to say that in an interview Thursday night, "Calderon told us that six badge-wearing visitors came into his home in July to inquire about the phone. Calderon said none of them acknowledged being employed by Apple, and one of them offered him $300, and a promise that the owner of the phone would not press charges, if he would return the device.''
The article quoted Calderon as saying, "When they came to my house, they said they were SFPD. I thought they were SFPD. That's why I let them in." Calderon told the paper that he only agreed to the search because he assumed the two people conducting it were police officers.
Calderon also told the paper that the people he let inside his house asked threatening questions about him and his family, including references to his immigration status. "One of the officers is like, 'Is everyone in this house an American citizen?''' Calderon is quoted as saying in the Weekly piece. "They said we were all going to get into trouble.''
In the Weekly article, Dangerfield stressed the seriousness of Calderon's allegations. "This is something that's going to need to be investigated now," he told the paper. "If this guy is saying that the people said they were SFPD, that's a big deal."
The Weekly said one of the men left a phone number with Calderon, which the paper traced to Anthony Colon. According to a public profile on the website LinkedIn, Colon, a former San Jose Police sergeant, is employed as a "senior investigator" at Apple.