FACEBOOK PHOTO SNAGS THIEF
SAVANNAH, GA ( November 28, 2012 ) A bold thief ends up in jail after a self photo on a stolen phone automatically uploads to Facebook.
November 22, just before 5 p.m., police responded to the 500 Block of Charlton Lane and spoke to Lori Uhr of Florida. She told police that on the previous day her vehicle had been broken into some time over night and both her phones had been taken, however today around 3 p.m., she noticed a photo pop up on her Facebook account. She explained that her phone is set up to automatically upload photos that are taken with one of the stolen phones.
The photo was turned over to detectives as well as the information on the stolen phones. A detective with Downtown Precinct was assigned the case and recognized the suspect from the picture. He checked on the person he believed it to be and discovered he was currently on probation.
The suspect, Timothy Jackson,18, was arrested charged with burglary in the 2nd degree.