One pickpocket likely thought he had got away clean after swiping a woman’s iPhone 6S while she was chowing down on some chicken skewers. Much to his surprise; however, he was arrested for the crime three days later.
It turns out that the woman’s friend, walking a few paces ahead, had been secretively snapping photos of her messy eating which she could use later to make fun of her friend. Those photos happened to capture the exact moment that the thief reached into the woman’s pocket and snatched away her smartphone.
The Public Security Bureau of Zhuzhou city in Henan province said that the theft occurred on February 3rd. After the two friends showed police the photos, they were able to track down the pickpocket and arrest him three days later.
“My friend always takes secret photos of me at my ugliest moments,” the woman surnamed Jia told reporters, reminding us all of the importance of having good friends around.
If you don’t have a friend like Jia’s, then it’s best to always be on the alert.
[Images via Zhuzhou Public Security Bureau]
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