Man accused of stealing smartphone, taking 'selfies'
Posted May 29, 2013
Fayetteville, N.C. — Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies said Wednesday they are looking for a man who stole a cellphone and used it to take self-portraits that were uploaded to a social media website.
The swiped Samsung Gravity smartphone automatically pushed the “selfies” to the phone owner’s account on Photobucket.com. The victim saw the pictures on her account and called authorities, sheriff’s spokeswoman Debbie Tanna said.
The phone, worth $200, was stolen May 17 while it was on a counter near the register at a Family Dollar store on Legion Road in Fayetteville.
The man in the pictures has an olive complexion, short dark hair and a goatee. He has a tattoo on the left side of his neck with the initials MDB, and a tattoo on his right forearm. He also has a piercing in his left ear.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 910-323-1500.