Burglar Busted After Girlfriend Takes Selfie With Stolen Items

Good work, team.

Mr. Satterwhite was arrested by the Escambia County Sheriff's Office. (Facebook)

Mr. Satterwhite was arrested by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. (Facebook)

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.

Burglar Busted After Girlfriend Takes Selfie With Stolen Items