Note to iPhone Thieves: Do Not Answer FaceTime Calls

Deputy called stolen phone, alleged perp answered, got his picture taken
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 24, 2017 7:34 PM CDT
Note to iPhone Thieves: Do Not Answer FaceTime Calls
Chandler Ridge Carlyle   (Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office)

The latest gleeful Facebook post from law enforcement comes to us by way of, why yes, Florida: Specifically, the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, which titled its post, "Smile - Thanks to a Quick Thinking OCSO Deputy - You're Being Facetimed Using a Stolen Phone!" Which brings us to the case of 18-year-old Chandler Ridge Carlyle, who police say asked to borrow a man's phone while at a friend's house to "call for a ride home," but forgot that "borrowing" involves returning the thing you have borrowed. Stung by the $600 loss, the victim reported the theft to police, reports the Palm Beach Post. A deputy at first texted the stolen phone, identifying himself and demanding its return. When that didn't work, he made a FaceTime call to the phone—and snapped a picture of the man who answered. Carlyle stands charged with grand theft. (More dumb criminals stories.)

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