Thursday, August 26, 2010

Caught in the act

There's been a lot of debate about how effective surveillance cameras are in both deterring crime and helping prosecute criminals. But how often does a thief get his mug snapped by chance?

Here's a neat story of a family photo that should help convict a guy.

I do wonder, though: if the person taking the picture was a friend of the family, how come he didn't see the bad guy rummaging in the bag?

And while we're dipping into the news, I do not know any of the details of this case but the courthouse has been abuzz with excitement regarding the DeLay case, now set for trial on October 26. I need to remember to take a(nother) vacation that week to avoid being run over by media trucks.

1 comment:

  1. Okay so its midnight and I'm up, just saw the story on Inside Edition about this family snapshot catching the criminal in the backgroung going through their bag, according to the story, they had set the timer on their camera to go off and catch the whole family in the shot, so nobody could see what was going on in the background. They guy was caught by the police using the photo and they got everything, including their bag, back.


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