Burglars in high-speed chase stop to snap selfies before cops cuff them



How ridiculous has the selfie craze become? What happened in L.A. this afternoon says it all. A navy blue Ford Mustang, containing two burglary suspects, drove erratically on the streets and highways of L.A., nearly smashing into a TMZ bus in the process. While this was going on, news helicopters provided live coverage of what has become almost a daily event in L.A.

Eventually, the bad guys realized that they were not going to get away with it. So they pulled off the Southbound 101 and drove onto a residential street and proceeded to wait ten minutes for the cops, who were supposedly in hot pursuit of them, to show up. Bystanders took this time to pull out their smartphones to snap pictures of the suspects, and post these shots on social media.

Even more amazing, the suspects started taking their own selfies as they awaited the arrival of the cops. The whole thing took on the feel of a block party with the criminals high-fiving and glad-handing the bystanders who had accumulated on the sidewalk.

Our instant thought. Will the cops need to break into the burglars' phones to grab a copy of those selfies?


source: DavidPiercy, @CouRagePD, @paleofuture

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27 Comments

1. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Stupidity at its finest

2. cgarcia2694

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

'Muricans.

13. Brewski

Posts: 659; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

and where are you from that is so much better?

26. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

I live in Texas, regardless of the country, state, or city... STUPIDITY

18. MSi_GS70 unregistered

I thought LA is nice place.. I rather will go to florida...

20. jas0n

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

um, no. dont lump all of us in with that trash.

3. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

I remember about 10 years ago a suspect fleeing police actually stopped to get gas.

27. Zylam

Posts: 1768; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

LOLOLOL Hahahahaha

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Reminds me of that chainmokers songin

5. kajam

Posts: 220; Member since: Jun 24, 2015

This is smart. These guys want a memory of their last moment of freedom

6. Derekjeter

Posts: 1439; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Ill start by saying I don't Facebook, IG, Snapchat, or any social media of that sort. I don't get the point of them. Most people post the dumbest sh!t ever. Social media has crippled our world and has made ordinary idiots, famous. Take these dumb f@cks as a clear example of how important getting likes on a post is to people.

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I use Facebook and Snapchat solely to stay in touch with family and friends. This is just plain dumb.

10. Derekjeter

Posts: 1439; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

It's people like these that made the Kardashians famous. I can't stand attention w***es. Using social media to stay in touch with people out side the US is probably the only way I would use it, other than that I use text and calls and oh yeah I TALK TO THEM FACE TO FACE LOL!! One of my siblings is one of those people who would rather snap a girl then talk to her face to face.

15. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I use facebook.. but no more than 10minutes a day (just to check some eventual invitation, friendly messages, and mentions.. but I wont waste time for reading people's status, or commenting their new photos) and I totally agree with your word..

25. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

this is so true, i do some photography, so i check social media etc, i remember when i started using facebook, it was some ideas some photos, it was interesting to look, now, what you can see is sharing sh.. every day all the same. one stupid fu.. makes some planking popular no idea how next 2 month every picture is same planking. i totally agree, however i check facebook, hoping it will get better. i can see people having phone texting in messenger to friend on weekend in stead of calling, its plane stupid. communication internationally- skype call.

8. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

OIS on the HTC 10's front camera will be perfect for these kinds of situations...

28. Zylam

Posts: 1768; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

LOLOLOL Hahahahaha

9. Bernoulli

Posts: 4358; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Just when I thought Americans couldn't amaze me more they proved me wrong, go Americans go

11. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

You're welcome!

12. Derekjeter

Posts: 1439; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I couldn't say it any better but the problem is that they and the other idiots around them actually think their owed something and get upset when arrested for committing a crime. I hate my those people.

21. jas0n

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

yeah cause this is what americans do. STFU.

16. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

high speed chase but the burglars need to STOP and wait 10MINUTES for police? lol they need to replace that police car with shelby or something

23. Bernoulli

Posts: 4358; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

More like a Bugatti, never will a burglar run away ever again

17. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3088; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

When will these dumb people will ever learn?

19. jas0n

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

and this is why their neighborhoods will always be crime-ridden sh!tholes. no civic responsibility.

22. gaming64

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

#WorthIt

24. tokuzumi

Posts: 1757; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Not that being involved in a car chase is something I would condone, bragging about it on social media later makes it even worse. I have a feeling the judge is going to make an example out of these kids, as they showed they have no regard for the law. Also, what is it with California and car chases? I think the new California motto should be "The car chase state"

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