A man in San Diego, 26-year-old Adam Howe was recently arrested for burglarizing a church. The key evidence piece that led police straight to him was a selfie.
The majority of us are guilty of having a selfie or two stashed away in our phones but occasionally the portraits lead to trouble. A man in San Diego, 26-year-old Adam Howe was recently arrested for burglarizing a church.
The key evidence piece that led police straight to him was a selfie. It all started when Howe allegedly broke into the church and a RV that was parked on the grounds.
He ransacked both the building and vehicle. Howe got away with 10 thousand dollars worth of stolen items including a laptop, cash and numerous purses.
However he left one of his critical belongings behind at the scene of the crime. When a detective arrived at the church to investigate, he located Howe’s cell phone.
Once the cop snooped around on the device, a self snapped picture of a man caught attention. The detective instantly recognized the grassy and shrub ridden background in the photo.
He went to the property to talk with potential witnesses. Sure enough, some of the interviewees knew of the suspect.
Police soon caught up with Howe thanks to tips. He confessed. Howe is now facing burglary charges. The investigation led to the arrest of two others who allegedly had possession of some of the stolen property.