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
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.