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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)

(Newser) – 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.

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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." (Read more iPad stories.)

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