How Gmail saved a stolen car

By Jennifer Lipman, May 26, 2011

A Florida man is celebrating after police recovered his stolen car with a little help from Gmail.

Avrohom Eliezer Friedman told business website ZDNet that when his car was stolen, he was annoyed, but not because of the value of the vehicle.

Instead, it was the car's costly number plate, which read GMAIL, that he wanted to get back. "The car wasn't worth much - but the plate is priceless," he said.

But in a lucky twist, a policeman noticed the unusual number-plate. He stopped the driver to find out more, found out it was stolen and alerted the rightful owner.

Last updated: 12:10pm, May 26 2011