It was the love for selfies that landed an iPhone thief in soup in Denver. The thief started taking pictures of herself on the stolen phone, but the pictures were automatically getting uploaded on the owner's Facebook page, according to a USA Today report.
The thief's non-stop self-portraits had been automatically popping up on the Facebook account of the phone's owner, providing unmistakable evidence of her misdeeds. The photos were good enough for police to start circulating her picture. That's when her mother caught wind of the crime and retrieved the phone from her 17-year-old daughter, who is not being identified because she's a minor.
The phone owner, Rawley Bingham, 23, was reported as saying that she was at a bar on March 21 around 2 am when a woman approached her and got strangely close. "She leaned in to say something into my ear. Things were loud, and I felt a tug on my purse," Bingham was quoted as saying. Before she knew it, both her cellphone and the thief were gone. Bingham was unaware that her phone had been stolen until Monday when she logged onto Facebook. Her phone is set to send all iPhone photos to a private folder on Facebook. She then can choose whether or not she wants to post them.
By Monday, Bingham had 13 selfies of the woman she remembers running into at that bar. "There were just a lot of selfies of her around downtown Denver. She had a great Sunday," Bingham added. The thief's mother said her daughter gave her the stolen phone and that the mother planned to turn it over to police. Officials are not sure whether the 17-year-old will face charges for the theft.