How Not To Steal A Sidekick

Generally speaking, it’s a bad idea to keep a running photographic log of your crime spree. If you’re going to steal that Jeep, don’t hire a documentary crew, or tip off World’s Scariest Police Chases beforehand… it’s all just going to come back to bite you in the ass.

This rule of thumb applies on a micro level too. If you find, say, a Sidekick in a New York taxi cab and decide to ignore the texted pleas from the owner to return it for a reward, you probably shouldn’t then start prancing around, taking pictures of yourself with it. And definitely don’t upload the incriminating photos to the victim’s online Sidekick file repository!

The photos of the perps in this case are really just too priceless. If you go to the link below, you can even see one of them shaking their ass at the camera in a video. The perps are, of course, claiming their innocence, saying that they bought the stolen phone from a taxi driver and won’t return it because they’ll be taking a loss. Exactly the sort of unambiguous moral position you would expect from guys who look this trashy.

Everyone involved in this story is more than a little bit illiterate and a little bit more than retarded, so be warned. But if you can sift your way through the endless, ellipses punctuated text blocks, this is just a hilarious story.

How Not To Steal A Sidekick

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  1. Not the first time this happened. Someone steals/find cellphone, takes pics and uses networking options, gets completely busticated, to the amusement of the blogosphere.

    Sadly, no one’s been tracked down and maimed yet.
    But this one’s in New York, so there’s still hope.