Alleged Thief Arrested After Selfies Taken on Stolen Tablet Upload to the Cloud - Criminal Tripped-Up in a Hi-Tech World

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    Jul 02, 2014 10:20 PM GMT
    This thief stole a tablet, and took selfies of himself with it. What he didn't realize was that all the pictures on it were being automatically uploaded to the Cloud. And then downloaded to the owner's cell phone. Allowing the owner to provide the pics to identify the thief, who's been apprehended. And the stolen tablet and some other possessions recovered.

    Reminds me of a story I once heard Truman Capote tell. His vacation cabin was burglarized. Truman's 35mm camera was one of the things not stolen. Later, in the course of things, the film inside it got developed.

    The photos showed the thieves, taking pictures of each other. But then, for whatever reason, they left the camera behind. They got identified, caught & prosecuted.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/alleged-thief-arrested-selfies-stolen-tablet-upload-cloud/story?id=24398961
  • WrestlerBoy

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    Jul 02, 2014 10:46 PM GMT
    Sometimes the word "dick" is, well.. just exactly the right word.
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    Jul 03, 2014 4:50 AM GMT
    WrestlerBoy saidSometimes the word "dick" is, well.. just exactly the right word.

    Yes. And maybe the news, and myself here, shouldn't reveal their stupidity, and how they were dicks. Lest other criminals learn to avoid their laughable mistakes.