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The Sciences

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

DiscoblogBy Brett IsraelDecember 8, 2009 4:36 AM


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You'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. 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. Related Content: Discoblog: Go To Jail—You Smell Like Drugs Discoblog: Stole a Piece of the Internets? Prepare to Be Arrested. Discoblog: Worst Science Article of The Week: Twitter Will Make You EeevilImage: iStockphoto

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