A suspect was arrested on Tuesday and admitted to taking a man’s tablet and then taking selfies on it, according to Spokane Police. The selfies were what led to his identity and arrest.
The victim, Jeremy Yeado, said he called Crime Check on June 16, 2014 to report that a vehicle he rented had been prowled and a suitcase of his belongings had been taken from the trunk of the car. He said there was clothing and a Samsung Galaxy tablet in the suitcase when it was taken.
Yeado said the tablet was still connected to the his Dropbox, an app that backs up pictures taken using the device. Yeado said he started seeing pictures of the suspect, later identified as 41-year-old Donald Mayberry, in his Dropbox. Yeado then he posted the pictures to his Facebook page hoping the suspect would be identified. Users were able to help identify Mayberry as the suspect. .
Spokane Police officers were able to locate Mayberry who led them to the location of Yeado’s table and suitcase. Yeado’s items were recovered and returned to him.
Mayberry was later arrested for Possession of Stolen Property.