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This iPhone Thief Posted a Selfie to His Victim’s Instagram, Police Say


Here’s a bizarre story out of New Jersey: a man reportedly stole an iPhone and then proceeded to shoot a grotesque close-up selfie of himself to share on his victim’s Instagram account. Police are now widely distributing the strange selfie in hopes of identifying the man.

A man reported to the Kearny Police Department in Kearny, New Jersey on May 16th that his iPhone had been stolen. Shortly afterward, the victim’s followers on Instagram were greeted with a story featuring the thief’s face.

The whack photo is what law enforcement is now using to hunt down the suspect, much to everyone’s amusement.

“Please like and share!” the police force writes on Facebook. “The Kearny Police Detective Bureau is turning to our facebook community for assistance in identifying a person of interest in the attached photograph.”

The photo is being aired on local news stations as well (with anchors doing their best to keep a straight face):

So in addition to the iPhone, this guy also succeeded in getting his strange 15 minutes of fame.