Believe it or not, selfies aren’t always mindless acts of vanity. Sometimes, they also help catch criminals.
Alabama resident Colby Wayne Satterwhite, 22, has been charged in connection to a Florida burglary after his girlfriend took a selfie with the stuff he allegedly stole in the background and posted it to Facebook.
The burglary victims, who are unnamed in this article, returned home after a two-day absence to find that their home had been broken into, and that $200 in cash, a coin collection, a camera, and a Mossberg shotgun with ammo (lol Alabama) had been stolen.
Reportedly acting on a tip, one of the victims checked Mr. Satterwhite’s girlfriend’s Facebook page, where she discovered the woman had posted a selfie with what looked like her shotgun case in the background. Busted!
As we noted earlier, this isn’t the first time a selfie has directed cops to an alleged culprit. This summer, a dumb iPhone thief inadvertently implicated himself after taking a selfie with the stolen phone, and then posting it on the victim’s Facebook page. Good one, bro.
Mr. Satterwhite has been charged with armed burglary of a residence, grand theft and criminal mischief.