Because this story could only get stranger, it would now appear that Apple employees impersonated SFPD officials in order to gain access to a Bernal Heights home where, says Apple, a GPS device in the lost iPhone 5 led them.

As we reported yesterday, holes in the story--most notably that SFPD had no record of officers being sent to the home--began appearing. Sergio Calderón says that his was the home searched by "officers" who allegedly threatened relatives (all U.S. citizens) about their immigration status. When the search did not turn up the iPhone, Calderón was offered $300 for the phone's safe return.

SFPD's Lt. Troy Dangerfield claims that police won't investigate the matter further until Calderón comes forward.

Any remaining warm, fuzzy feelings you might have held for Apple should be dead right about now.

[SF Weekly]