Alleged Thieves Arrested After Uploading Selfies

Owner of stolen iPad noticed images in his iCloud account
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2015 7:45 PM CST
Alleged Thieves Arrested After Uploading Selfies
In this undated photo provided by Stewart Schaefer, Dorian Walker-Gaines, left, and Dillian Thompson pose for a selfie they unknowingly uploaded to Schaefer's iCloud account.   (AP Photo/Stewart Schaefer)

Two men in Houston have been christened by the Smoking Gun as the "country's dumbest iPad thieves." Why? Dorian Walker-Gaines, 20, and Dillian Thompson, 22, are accused of stealing an iPad, $5,000 in cash, a laptop, and other stuff from a parked vehicle, then posing for a series of celebratory selfies that got uploaded to the rightful owner's iCloud account. In one image, the two are seen holding $100 bills in a nearby Burger King. "This, my good people, is what we get from a good night's hustle," said Walker-Gaines in a video he posted on Facebook, reports TSG.

Owner Stewart Schaefer noticed the images in his iCloud account, shared them online, and the Internet took care of the rest. The website reports that after a Reddit user recognized the men and passed along their identities, police arrested them yesterday. The AP reports this weird twist in the case: "Some stolen items were dumped behind a Starbucks. The victim believes his iPad connected to the Starbucks Wi-Fi and the images synced to his iCloud account." (More iPad stories.)

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