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'Selfie' photo leads to California burglary arrest

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 04:23 a.m. HST, Feb 14, 2014

CHULA VISTA, Calif. >> Authorities say it was a "selfie" that led detectives to a suspect in the burglary of a Southern California church.

U-T San Diego reports detectives found a phone at the crime scene in Chula Vista, where a laptop, cash, watches and other items were stolen.

On the phone was a photo the suspect had apparently snapped of himself.

Residents recognized the man in the photo and on Tuesday police arrested 26-year-old Adam Howe.

A search of his belongings uncovered property believed to be stolen from the Hilltop Tabernacle Church and an RV parked nearby.

Further investigation led to the arrest of two other people who were also found with stolen property.

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lowtone123 wrote:
Crime doesn't pay to those who are full of themselves, apparently.
on February 13,2014 | 09:49AM
serious wrote:
I like the burglary cam shots they show on TV and while the faces may be hidden, they all have very distinguishable tattoos.
on February 14,2014 | 04:40AM
hilopango wrote:
on February 13,2014 | 09:50AM
7yearTribulation wrote:
on February 13,2014 | 10:58AM
Smiling wrote:
Criminals are so STUPID!!!!
on February 13,2014 | 11:04AM
cojef wrote:
Dumbest thief of the week for sure!
on February 13,2014 | 01:55PM
lokela wrote:
Yup dumb criminals.
on February 14,2014 | 04:58AM
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