Friday, February 4, 2011

Burgler arrested after leaving his phone charging in his victim's home

With many Android models losing battery power too quickly, it is no surprise that 25 year old Cody Wilkins was upset. His Cricket Sanyo was running out of power and the fierce blizzard had cut off power to Mr. Wilkins' home in Silver Spring, Maryland. So he packed up his charger and phone and broke into another home to plug in his phone. But at the same time, Wilkins was also helping himself to some jewelry. When the homeowner's son came home and startled the intruder, Wilkins jumped out the window leaving a valuable tracking tool for the cops.

When the police found Wilkins' Sanyo recharging in the wall, they called a number from the contacts list and tricked the caller to find out the name and address of the owner of the device. With this connection, authorities were able to catch a break on 42 burglaries that had occurred in the Silver Springs, Maryland area just since January. The cops were able to charge Wilkins with 10 robberies based on his MO and witness accounts. And even though one burglary netted the criminal over $30,000 in jewelry, Savings Bonds and cash, he never did buy the one thing that he could have used the most-an extended life battery.

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11 comments:

Bart said...

lmao wtf is with ppl? why cant they go a day without charging there phone all the time. my phone goes awesome for two days before i really need to charge it.

LoneIslander said...

*facepalm* idiots

Pantheon said...

As soon as you see his face you realize that he is a little slow... But it's true, using wifi the phone dies so quickly

Vapor said...

What an idiot!

kwile said...

haha very funny

Fruffles said...

What a superhero, lol.

thenitefalls said...

Wow what an idiot why couldn't he go to a friend's house to charge his phone

Copyboy said...

That makes sense for a us phone junkies.

Betta sp said...

his phone become the witness of his crime

Sarastrasza said...

moral of the story, dont use bad phones!

IanFromLastNight said...

lmao, that dude is an absolute genius!

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