How to Get Caught After Stealing a Cell Phone

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We’ve covered our share of people doing stupid things with cell phones, but this one deserves a special entry all of its own.

After allegedly stealing a cell phone during the armed robbery of young college woman, 18-year-old Kadeem Cook of Philadelphia took a picture of himself, holding the weapon, with the cell phone’s camera.


What Cook didn’t know was that the phone was programmed to automatically email any picture it took to the owner’s email address. The next time the victim checked her email from her home computer, there was a perfect full-face picture of Cook posing with his gun. She quickly provided the photo to the Philadelphia police, who blasted the picture out – and got it on the local news.

According to sources, after seeing his own mug as a televised wanted poster, Cook turned himself in.

Said a Philly police spokesperson, “We really appreciate him taking a picture of himself.”

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6 thoughts on “How to Get Caught After Stealing a Cell Phone

  1. #

    My new nokia
    5130c- 2 red mobile is stolen my IMEI:356944036987542 .pl. find it & contact me on mobile no.9369608840 , 93057326553

  2. That “gun” is a pellet gun, and he is doing himself no real danger pointing it at his head, except the danger of putting out an eye.

    I don’t know who is dumber, the thief, or the victim.

  3. My new nokia 5130c- 2 red mobile is stolen my IMEI:358229037737791 pl. find it & contact me on mobile no.9320570747

  4. i note that he is pointing the gun at his head, i have a suggestion that will permanently solve all his problems…

  5. It is not possible ,because every connection never be GPRS enabled,and maximum no of victim change sim card after stolen.

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