iPhone Thievery 101: Don't Send Pics of Yourself to the Rightful Owner

By Brett Israel | December 7, 2009 5:36 pm

iphone-webYou’ve just robbed someone and taken their iPhone, now what do you do? Why not snap a pic of yourself brandishing your weapon?

Well for one, it could lead to your arrest, as a Philly teenager found out recently. Philly.com tells how a tech-savvy mugging victim was able to turn up the pressure on her mugger:

The 20-year-old woman had programmed her phone so that it would automatically send photos to her home computer. Some time after the robbery, she received a photo of a young man holding a large handgun to his head.

Shortly after seeing his picture plastered on the evening news, the gun-wielding cell phone bandit, eighteen-year-old Kadeem Cook of Philadelphia, turned himself in to police.

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Image: iStockphoto

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Crime & Punishment
MORE ABOUT: crime, iPhone
  • Dr. J.

    I want to program my phone to do that!

  • Gary Monti

    Where can I found out how to do that?

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