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Shoplifters bragging on YouTube

December 01, 2008 @ 08:10 By: gordon Category: Seen on the 'net

Repeat after me:

The Internet never forgets.

In other words, if you’re going to do something illegal like steal custom license plates, you shouldn’t post pictures of you and your friends holding them on the Internet. Similarly, if you’re going to shoplift things from stores and you don’t want to get caught then you shouldn’t post pictures and videos of yourself bragging about it to YouTube.

This lesson seems to have been missed by thieves in Cape Breton. Retailers there are banding together and using Facebook and YouTube to identify shoplifters caught by their security cameras. In some cases, they have found videos like these (though not these ones specifically) with the people bragging about it:

Part 1: Hmm… so many choices…

Part 2: And she’ll probably never wear it!

Once they identify someone, they share that information with other retailers who will probably ban the thieves from their establishments.


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