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This article was published on January 22, 2015


World’s dumbest iPad thieves arrested after celebratory selfie syncs to victim’s iCloud

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If you’re going to go through the trouble of stealing an iPad, you should at least wipe the device before taking a selfie.

Texas Police today arrested the two miscreants, Dorian Walker-Gaines and Dillian Thompson, after their celebratory selfie was automatically uploaded to the victim Stewart Schaefer’s iCloud account. Walker-Gaines also confessed to stealing $5,000, a laptop and other items from the victim’s unlocked vehicle.

Once the photos started circulating online, a Reddit user was able to contact one of Schaefer’s friends and provide the thieves’ names and birth dates.

They didn’t leave it at a selfie though; the vertical video may be the worst of crime of them all.

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