Originally Published:Monday, April 26th 2010, 10:37 PM
Updated: Tuesday, April 27th 2010, 9:16 AM
Don't take a bite out of Apple.
"They then made me place my hands behind my head and searched me to make sure I had no weapons or sharp objects on me," Chen wrote on his Web site Monday night.
Chen said a detective told him it search stemmed from "a misunderstanding that could be cleared up if I answered some questions." He refused to be grilled.
A search warrant signed by a San Mateo County Superior Court Judge indicated detectives were searching for evidence connected to lost Apple device.
The warrant allowed sheriff's detectives to seize all records, "including digital photographs and/or video of the Apple prototype 4G iPhone."
Apple officials said last week the super-secret iPhone was lost in March by one of its researchers.
Chen said someone found the iPhone in a bar and contacted Gizmodo, which paid $5,000 for the opportunity to take the device apart and photograph it.
Detectives seized four of Chen's computers, his digital camera and several external hard drives.