iPhone thief posts picture of himself seemingly smoking pot on victim’s Facebook page

Do you recognise this man?

If so, the New York Police Department would like to hear from you.

Photographs of this young man (who may appear to be having an incident with ectoplasm, but is seemingly smoking marijuana) were uploaded to the Facebook account of one Viviana Estrada.

According to media reports, 27-year-old Miss Estrada had her iPhone 4S stolen in the early hours of March 2nd, after she and her uncle were approached by a man near East Tremont Avenue and the Grand Concourse.

It’s bad enough having your smartphone stolen – but what happened next would really rub your nose in it. It appears that the thief then taunted his victim by posting images taken with the stolen iPhone to the victim’s Facebook account.

Of course, maybe the thief didn’t realise he was posting the images to his victim’s Facebook account – maybe he thought that he was…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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