Thief steals phone, snaps 'selfie' and gets busted

Thief steals phone, snaps 'selfie' and gets busted
If there is one thing we've learned over the years, it is that cellphone thieves are not too intelligent. In fact, most of them seem to have no idea how to use the device they have just purloined. And into that Rogue's Gallery, we add 19 year old Albert Wilson. It seems that Wilson and five of his fellow criminals all banded together on Saturday night, to surround a 16 year old boy who was sporting a Samsung Galaxy smartphone. Wilson and his pals took the phone from the youngster, and ran off.

The self-portrait that sunk another cellphone thief

The self-portrait that sunk another cellphone thief

But the unnamed victim had the last laugh. He had set up his handset to send him emails of any pictures snapped with the camera on the phone. And Wilson, just like every other cellphone thief, couldn't seem to stay clear of the camera on the phone. He snapped a self-portrait which was emailed right to the victim, who ran it over to the guys in blue. No, not the Blue Man Group, the NYPD.

Apparently Mr. Wilson was known to the police because he was snatched up and charged with robbery, possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance. And once again, we learn that they are called smartphones for a reason.

source: NYPost

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22 Comments

1. Malki

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

hahaha nice :D

20. some1

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

what's the point he will just spend some days in prison,probably will chat and have fun with the people there doing nothing and getting free food and medications and maybe join some gangsters and plan what next crimes to do when he get out of prison and maybe will learn from where to get drugs ,etc. there should be better laws for crimes, like torturing with electric chair or chopping one of their fingers or hanging them from their hands for hours so they will think 20 times before they commit a crime. having such a soft punishment will encourage to do crimes.

2. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Wahahah, good for that filty thief! What a NOOB!

3. proto

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

they will not catch you, when you have SWAG!!!...

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Hahaha......bravo! xD

5. TheRetroReplay

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Thieves are getting dumber and dumber. They steal things, then take pictures of themselves with what they stole and post it to Facebook or they post it on YouTube, sometimes even admitting that they stole the stuff, and then they wonder how they get caught.

6. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Is it possible to activate the option to send the image by email in any android phone? I would love to have it!

7. proto

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

i dunno if galaxies have it.. but if you DL some 3rd party app it is possible... i can recommend cerberus to you, for example

8. ARITRA

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

its possible with applications like gotya!

14. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

download dropbox. all pictures you take go straight to your account

9. LAFN

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

Skydrive does this on Windows Phone 8 to backup your photo's with access to them from your laptop. There must be a similar thing for Android.

13. Blazers

Posts: 720; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Yo can also use Dropbox to auto-upload photos.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lock that idiot up.

12. michael95gt

Posts: 45; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

You can download the Photobucket App, and set it up to automatically upload all photo's and videos you take to your account(which is free).

15. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

Good for that idiot. Someone snatched my galaxy note and ran with it just a few days ago.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sorry to hear that

18. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Send a text to your phone suggesting the thief to snap a selfie and post it in a social networking site...tell him it's the new 'in' thing for cell phone thieves.

22. sweetassin69

Posts: 1; Member since: May 30, 2013

same thing happened to me a month ago

16. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

told yaaa... Galaxy has good front facing cam's

19. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

Homey is just stupid and fUgly. Folks, I don't condone stealing but, if you must steal, don't be an iDiot on top of a thief. Sadly, he'll be out on bail by supper time (or running for Senator in two months).

21. mydi.maus unregistered

nice now he can laugh it off in jail..

23. Socalvenom unregistered

I thought this was a website where one can speak ones mind and state an opinion freely but apparently you can't and I was flagged and issued a warning by moderator@phonearena.com because I told Proto comment number 3 that swag are for f@gs there for I shall no longer partake in any of iphonearenas feeds nor visit this super bias website which spends more time uploading articles that are complete garbage and rate the newest copy of the iphone a perfect 10 in every area while they give other phones a lower rating even though other products are far superior in quality and technology. With that being said I'm off to GSMarena.

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