Not all stories of stolen Apple products play out like a “fairytale”, thank god. One miserable thief in Zhangzhou, Fujian province learned this the hard way when the iPad he’d stolen betrayed him, thanks in part to his own vanity.
The 35-year-old suspect, surnamed Cai, was arrested on April 15 after using an iPad he’d stolen to take a selfie, which was then automatically shared to the iCloud account of the original owner.
The iPad owner on April 2 posted the image of the thief to Weibo, writing “You are so stupid that I have to report you to the police. Shit! I laughed so hard I cried.”
Police were able to track down the thief thanks to the help of a local netizen who saw the post and recognized the man.
Cai is one of many incapable thieves to be captured because of his own stupidity. Let us never forget the robber in Zhejiang province who stole 40,000 yuan from a shop and gave himself away two days later by dancing in a video that began making the rounds on YouKu. And then there’s this guy.