Sports Illustrated model Brooks Nader says she was stalked with AirTag

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Brooks Nader reveals a stranger planted an Apple AirTag in her coat while she was out at a bar – and then followed her for FIVE HOURS, even tracking her to her HOME

  • Brooks, 26, said she had the ‘scariest moment’ of her life after she discovered that someone had secretly put one of the tracking devices in her pocket
  • The horrifying incident took place at the Odeon bar in TriBeca, New York City, on Wednesday night
  • She didn’t realize until hours later — after a notification said an unknown item had been ‘moving with her for a while’ and that ‘the owner could see its location’
  • The model chatted with DailyMail.com about the scary situation, and said she hopes to educate other women about the dangers of AirTags
  • She said she ‘never though anything like this could happen to her,’ and warned women to always ‘keep their belongings close’ 
  • Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Brooks Nader has revealed she was stalked for five hours using an Apple AirTag.

    Brooks, 26, said she had the ‘scariest moment’ of her life after she discovered that someone had secretly slipped one of the tracking devices into her coat pocket while she was out at a bar in TriBeca, New York City, with friends on Wednesday night.

    To her horror, the fashion star didn’t realize that the AirTag had been concealed in coat until hours later — after she received a notification on her phone that told her an unknown item had been ‘moving with her for a while’ and that ‘the owner could see its location.’ 

    She shared a screenshot of the notification to her Instagram Stories, which said, ‘Unknown accessory detected. This item has been moving with you for a while. The owner can see its location.’ 

    Terrifying: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Brooks Nader revealed she was stalked for five hours using an Apple AirTag

    Terrifying: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Brooks Nader revealed she was stalked for five hours using an Apple AirTag

    Terrifying: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Brooks Nader revealed she was stalked for five hours using an Apple AirTag

    Brooks (seen in July), 26, said she had the 'scariest moment' of her life after she discovered that a stranger had secretly slipped one of the tracking devices into her coat pocket

    Brooks (seen in July), 26, said she had the ‘scariest moment’ of her life after she discovered that a stranger had secretly slipped one of the tracking devices into her coat pocket

    The scary incident happened while she was out at the Odeon bar in TriBeca, New York City, with friends on Wednesday night

    The scary incident happened while she was out at the Odeon bar in TriBeca, New York City, with friends on Wednesday night

    She didn't realize until hours later - after receiving a notification that told her an unknown item had been 'moving with her for a while' and that 'the owner could see its location'

    She didn’t realize until hours later – after receiving a notification that told her an unknown item had been ‘moving with her for a while’ and that ‘the owner could see its location’








    ‘I never share stuff like this but what the F does this mean?’ she wrote, alongside the snapshot.

    ‘This “device” followed me for the last five hours to every location and was no one in my “network.” It also wasn’t a phone or tablet, it was an “item.”‘

    She later discovered that it was an Apple AirTag — a device designed to help keep track of items you often misplace, like your keys or your wallet.

    You can attach them to almost anything, and using the app, you can then see where the item is located at all times.

    However, Brooks warned others about the dangers of the item, pointing out that anyone could slip one into your pocket or purse and use it to track your movements.

    She added in a second post, ‘@Apple, did you take into consideration the danger and potentially fatal consequences this device has?

    She later discovered that it was an Apple AirTag - a device designed to help keep track of items you often misplace, like your keys or your wallet

    She later discovered that it was an Apple AirTag – a device designed to help keep track of items you often misplace, like your keys or your wallet

    You can attach AirTags to almost anything, and using the app, you can then see where the item is located at all times (Stock photo)

    You can attach AirTags to almost anything, and using the app, you can then see where the item is located at all times (Stock photo)

    However, Brooks warned others about the dangers of the item, pointing out that anyone could put one into your pocket or purse and use it to track your movements

    However, Brooks warned others about the dangers of the item, pointing out that anyone could put one into your pocket or purse and use it to track your movements

    ‘Ladies, check your bag, coat, pockets, and surroundings. Disturbed isn’t even the word.’

    The model also chatted with DailyMail.com exclusively about the horrifying incident.

    ‘Basically my coat was on the barstool at the Odeon in TriBeCa, which was my first location,’ she said.

    ‘I went to bathroom left my coat on the chair and that’s when I think someone slipped it in. They then followed me for five hours all the way home.’ 

    Brooks explained that she had ‘never though anything like this could happen to her,’ and said she wanted to share her story in the hopes of educating other women.

    She added, ‘I hope that my story can help raise awareness and encourage ladies to look out for this notification and keep their belongings close, especially when out and about.

    The model chatted with DailyMail.com exclusively about the scary situation, and said she hopes to educate other women about the risks that come with Apple AirTags

    She told us, 'I hope that my story can help raise awareness and encourage ladies to look out for this notification and keep their belongings close, especially when out and about'

    The model chatted with DailyMail.com exclusively about the scary situation, and said she hopes to educate other women about the risks that come with Apple AirTags

    She said she 'never though anything like this could happen to her,' and warned women to always 'keep their belongings close'

    She said she ‘never though anything like this could happen to her,’ and warned women to always ‘keep their belongings close’








    ‘I never thought anything like this could happen to me and it did. If this does happen to you and you find an AirTag, immediately call the police and Apple to track the serial number back to the perpetrator.

    ‘As women, we need to stick together and warn each other of situations like these.’ 

    In one final Instagram post, she also shared another piece of advice. 

    ‘Another side note for my ladies, I learned my lesson the hard way,’ she said. ‘If you’re going to post at a restaurant, drinking with your girlfriends, working out, whatever you’re doing — if it has a location that’s obvious or geotagged, wait until you leave to post it.

    ‘I have made that mistake so many times and it’s very easily avoidable. Just wait until you’re home or you’re walking home or whatever until you post that.’