Gotta love New York City. It brings out the best in us, and the worst ? not to mention the DUMBEST ever?
So a teenager's in the subway at the Fifth Ave stop along the N line, says the Gothamist. That's when he spots an easy mark ? a 29-year-old woman with a purse. Next thing you know, the kid's running off with her bag, which is holding her iPhone.
Normally, that would be the end of the story. Thief runs off, woman cries, vows never to take the subway again, right? Well not this time. When the victim got home and checked her e-mail, guess what she found: The mugger had used her phone to e-mail a picture of himself ? and the message was sitting there in her outbox.
Cut to the cops, checking the photo against mug shots and coming up with a match: one 18-year-old Daquan Mathis.
The police closed in last Thursday, but the victim couldn't resist rubbing it in first by sending the assailant a message: "Thank you for your picture. I sent them to the cops, you're going to get arrested soon." When the cops got to him, he wound up confessing to two other crimes, including stealing an iPod at gunpoint.
So, the moral of the story is: If you?re ever in NYC with a hot gadget in tow, and you see this person, RUN:
Geez. I've heard of random thefts for phones ? I even overheard a girl once talk about a ?bike messenger? grabbing the cell out of her hand, mid-syllable ? but this one takes the cake (at least for idiocy, if not for horrifying level of Apple fandom).
And I thought I was addicted to gadgets. Sheesh. File this one under iDon'tDeserveGadgetsDueToStupidity.