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Dumber Than a Smart Phone

There’s a good lead for police in New Orleans, La., after two men robbed three women at gunpoint in the street. “This is real,” one of the men said to the women. “Give me everything you got.” The women handed over their purses and cell phones, and ran. The robbers used one of the phones to take pictures of themselves holding their guns. The phone was set to automatically upload photos to the victim’s account. The photos include a third man, which the women say didn’t participate in the robbery, who is also holding a pistol. The victim turned the photos over to police, who posted them online asking for leads. Police detectives say they know one of the men, who are being sought. (RC/New Orleans Times-Picayune) ...This is real. They’re going to prison.
Original Publication Date: 19 October 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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