Police in Michigan say a stolen laptop took a picture of the thief and sent it to a security website, leading to his arrest.
The computer’s owner, Logan Chadde, installed Orbicule security software before a weekend break-in at his home in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Chadde said on Monday the programme captured the thief using Facebook and talking with another person about how he was going to sell the stolen laptop. Chadde sent the information to police, who arrested a 19-year-old man.
Renee Bush of the police said officers knew the suspect from another incident. Chadde said such cases were frustrating, but “this is one of the few times the police had a lot of information to go off”. – Sapa-AP