On a recent trip to Seattle, I thought I lost my cell phone at the Space Needle. After GPSing my device, I saw a blue dot pulsating down a street no where near the 605 foot tower.
My Samsung Galaxy S4 was on the move. Without me.
Clearly, someone had stolen it. I bemoaned the loss of all my contacts, writing notes, reminders, pictures and more. Then I remembered that my photos automatically upload to my cloud, so maybe it wasn’t as bad because my pictures are what I valued most.
I checked the cloud and not only were my pictures there, but also images of strangers. There were shots of a young couple taking selfies while out to eat, in front of a Christmas display, at home with their pet bird and even snuggling in bed.
About two dozen pictures of these thieves in their 20s, with my damn phone. Some of the photos are blurry and upside down, we all know how it takes a bit of time to get used to a new phone. Others are roadside views of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. There’s also a few snapshots of a little girl.
The whole thing is frustrating. I know, cell phone theft and much worse happens every day. But still, those punks stole from me and now they’re out cavorting with my phone. Some people have no shame.
Anyway, check out this slideshow of my sticky-finger cellphone bandits and see if you recognize them. If you do, can you call the police and then give me a quick shout?
Nothing like snuggling in the morning under a free cell phone!
Awww, so in love!
Are those gloves new? I bet they're perfect for not leaving pesky fingerprints when robbing a house. Or a housewife.
She has a cute figure. But she also has my phone, so there's that.
I like this one, Facebook profile maybe?
Hey genius, you have my phone upside down.
Well, it's good to see the thieves are in the Christmas spirit. Baby Jesus would be proud.
A man and his bird. Because, why not?
Do you think they're training their pet to steal? Now that'd be a cool trick.
So, who's driving? Or was this taken accidentally? I have to warn you, my phone has a sensitive button that snaps random pictures. Usually from inside my purse.
I bet right before you took this picture you made a stupid joke about weed.
Nothing says ratchet like a duck face selfie with a stolen phone.
Is that a cross hanging from the rearview mirror? I can't quite make it out. It'd be kinda awesome if it was though.
Roooaaad triiippp! Looks pretty, sorry I missed it.
Ya'll look like a nice family, but did you know your daughter and her boo stole my phone? Just sayin'.
A lot of the pictures are blurry. In my camera's settings there's a mode to fix that. I'd be happy to show you, but well, you know.
It's funny, when I first got my phone, many of my pictures were upside down too! Don't worry, I'm sure you'll get the hang of it.
Yeah she's pretty, but she still stole my phone. Pretty can't fix that.
Yay! We got a new phone! #yolo