Stolen Kindle recovered after selfies show up in cloud
LAPD released this undated photo in their investigation of a Kindle stolen from a car in the Reseda neighborhood of Los Angeles on Feb. 9, 2016. (Los Angeles Police Department via AP)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, February 19, 2016 7:35AM EST
Last Updated Friday, February 19, 2016 7:59AM EST
Los Angeles police say a photo they circulated of two people taken with a stolen Kindle has led to its return.
Police released the photo Thursday that had uploaded automatically to the owner's cloud account. It showed a photo of a man and a woman who apparently visited church on Ash Wednesday because she had a smudge of ash on her forehead.
Police say a few hours later the 26-year-old man in the picture returned the Kindle, and it has been returned to the owner. The woman in the photo was the man's mother, who police say had nothing to do with the theft.
Police Capt. Paul Vernon says there was family pressure on the man to return the tablet because his mother was in the picture.
Police say they'll seek a misdemeanour charge for the man.