Houston police arrest thieves, use selfie photos sent via iPad to help process

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Date: Monday, January 26th, 2015, 15:58
Category: Fun, iPad, Legal, News

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There’s a smart way to commit crime.

Those people generally don’t get caught for a while.

Then there’s the tactic these idiots pulled, which gets you caught posthaste.

Per The Smoking Gun, police have arrested two dopey Texas thieves who stole an iPad and then used the device to take celebratory “selfie” photos that were automatically uploaded to the victim’s iCloud account.


Dorian Walker-Gaines, 20, and Dillian Thompson, 22, were busted last night and booked into a Houston jail on felony theft charges. Walker-Gaines is being held on US$10,000 bond, while Thompson is locked up in lieu of US$5,000 bond.

According to a criminal complaint, Walker-Gaines confessed that he and Thompson stole the iPad, US$5,000 in cash, a laptop, and other items from a vehicle owned by Stewart Schaefer, who left the car unlocked in front of his home earlier this month.

Schaefer subsequently discovered that a series of photos had been uploaded to his iCloud account from the stolen device. Those photos showed Walker-Gaines and Thompson inside a Burger King holding fans of US$100 bills.

The felony complaint notes that after news about the “selfie” photos began circulating online, a Reddit user contacted a friend of Schaefer’s and provided the names and dates of birth of Walker-Gaines and Thompson.

In addition to the photos, Walker-Gaines even uploaded a video (seen below) to his Facebook page that showed him holding cash and declaring, “This, my good people, is what we get from a good night’s hustle.”



The video, recorded hours after the theft, was shot inside the Burger King, which is two miles from Schaefer’s residence. Schaefer estimated that the items stolen from his truck were worth about US$9,000.

Also, seriously, if you have thousands of dollars in your pocket, why are you still going to Burger King of all places…?

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