Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Perils of Photo Blogging
If you decide to photo-blog your activities, especially criminal ones, don't give up at the wrong time and the wrong place. You will have a flickr-ing career.
Tue Jul 5, 2005 9:41 AM ET
BERLIN (Reuters) - A German thief effectively signed his own arrest warrant after photographing himself at the scene of a crime and accidentally leaving the pictures for police to discover.
Police in the northern town of Neumuenster said the youth stole a digital camera during a break-in in nearby Rendsburg and took the photos before discarding the device nearby.
"We don't know if it was down to a series of unfortunate events or whether the thief couldn't get to grips with the technology," police said in a statement Monday.
Officers found photos which could only have been taken by the perpetrator, including pictures of the 17-year-old, whom they recognized from previous offences.
"The evidence was fairly compelling so he had to admit it," said police spokesman Soenke Hinrichs.