Thief steals iphone and starts taking pictures — owner gets a little payback (21 Photos)


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  • ZenTechnocrat

    Love this.

    Power of the internet to the rescue!!

    • ctr

      BFM walking in slow motion http://vimeo.com/20089652

    • jimmy

      Most people shut the service off when they realize their phone is missing.

      • phoneguy

        she probably did, photos can still be uploaded over Wi-Fi or even if he activated the phone on his own service.

    • Blake

      And I can log in and track my iPhone via GPS from any internet available location…this unfortunately has to be activated ahead of time by registering your iPhone/iPad/iPod etc…

      • tkokilroy

        it was in the middle of the ocean…..

  • MattKL

    Nice! Totally owned that bastard.

    • dan

      How? Seriously I don't get it.

      • tkokilroy

        im embarrased to have the same name as you

      • Ned_Plimpton

        I don't know why you're getting thumbs downed man. I agree with you… She didn't OWN him. So she shared his pics to her facebook friends. Oh, wow! He got a free i-phone. He wins.

        • Oblivious

          I'm pretty sure getting fired from a job where you live on a cruise ship is not winning.

          • Ned_Plimpton

            Where does it say he got fired??

            Oh, right… Nowhere.

            • KCCO

              Easy buddy. http://www.tuaw.com/2012/05/23/stolen-iphone-phot

              He is on administrative leave, but it does seem inevitable. Plus he doesn't have an iPhone any longer. He definitely didn't win.

              • Ned_Plimpton

                Thank you. Evidence. Yes!

                Would've been nice including this in the post, Chive.

                • wyatt

                  I believe it was kind of implied… you know with his name being in all the captions and what not.

            • JHL1

              It says that Katy alerted the officials of the Disney Cruiseline. She was able to tell them the perp's first name, which boat he works on, the date that he was there along with many photos for visual verification.
              How could he not get fired? I don't even think the Chewbacca Defense could get him off.

              • Jack_LeMac

                +1 for the "Chewbacca Defense" reference

            • alex86

              Someone working on a cruise with clear evidence of stealing an iPhone and you doubt he would get fired? Smart one

    • DoomsDayDub

      How does anyone know he stole it. Apparently it took him about a month to start taking pictures??? Doesn't make sense. Makes more sense that someone else stole it, and Nelson bought it off of them at some point.

      • Just Sayin'

        Also makes sense that he knowingly bought stolen property.

        • Guest

          Whos to say he knew it was stolen

  • B-More

    Woop!

    • Woop

      Yes?

      • anony

        best comment ive seen on this site

  • http://www.cupcakesbymartha.com MarthaJeane

    You'd think she would consider going to the boat management and telling them she knows exactly who stole her phone and have him located.

    • Rav

      From the sound of it she didn't know exactly who had the phone while she was on the cruise. She said that the cruise was in April and she "just started receiving the photos" in her stream.

      • http://www.cupcakesbymartha.com MarthaJeane

        Ah, that makes more sense now. I guess I should've read those comments.

    • Rholio

      You'd think so, and be right…. read #21

    • Static

      icloud.com – find my phone… pinpoints it within feet. case solved

      • JHL1

        if it's enabled

        • sean

          and is in an area where GPS can locate it

    • fsfd

      Ummm she did. Read the comments at the end.

  • Beeeeeee

    Seriously this is days old. She already got her iphone back.

    • George Zip

      Story? Link?

    • Lev

      "Hey guys, I already heard about this a few hours ago. Therefore you shouldn't post about it on this content-aggregating website."

      • ChodeLauncher

        Totally agree. I have time in my life to stay up to the minute on every interesting thing that happens on the internet. How dare they post something that happened more than an hour ago!

      • SMT

        That's sooo 3 seconds ago!

    • Enough Said

      Welcome to the Internet Beeeeeee. Dipshit.

    • http://twitter.com/kchev831 @kchev831

      Looks like it all happened on the 21st, hence the comments on the fb page. Doesn't mean everyone else hasn't already seen it though

    • chiveatwork

      Then why'd you take the time to look at it again and even more time to comment on it?

    • sploodge

      first time i've seen it dick, keep your comments next time to avoid getting all those thumbs down

  • Come@meBro

    What a dick. I hope Nelson gets nut cancer.

    • jeff

      you hope he dies over a phone? wow wacko!

    • https://www.facebook.com/timothyryan323 Timothy Ryan

      herpes is better. no cure.

      • The_Dood

        They have a cure for cancer now?

        • http://thechive.com LukeTheTerrible

          Fort that kind, it if hasn't metastasized – off with the nuts!

          • The_Dood

            That's not really curing anything. That's just removing the diseased organs with the disease still intact.

        • Guest

          They can cure mens ball cancer… without removing the balls =)

          • The_Dood

            Can they truly cure it, or do they just cut out the diseased tissue?

    • morebeer

      Totally a fitting punishment for stealing a phone…

    • http://twitter.com/JONNBOY89 @JONNBOY89

      maybe just the dismemberment of a hand… lucky we aren't in one of those eye for an eye countries

      • JHL1

        or i for an i in apple-speak….

  • Tmux

    Get him!!

  • http://BeerAndStupidity.Blogspot.com Beer And Stupidity

    Wait…Don't get it back just now…I want to know more about Nelson!

    • pinky thumbs

      YESSS

    • Dick Salad

      Im liking the narration of his life. Def made for a gripping story. I kinda wish there was more. Sad about his whale of a girl though, but at least she's always close to home aboard a cruise liner.

    • http://thechive.com LukeTheTerrible

      Yeah, eventually he will take some naughty pics, and then the expose will be more interesting. (anyone know how to make the e with the little accent over it?)

      • JHL1

        Yes. Google the word 'expose' and copy and paste the é from the text of the results.
        Here I have a few spares, take as many as you need…
        éééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééé

        • http://thechive.com LukeTheTerrible

          Thanks! I'm gonna keep a few on my desktop for when the need arises.

    • Innocent_Bystander

      It's like some kind of bizarre soap opera where you know in the end the protagonist is going to jail, going to lose his job and yadda yadda, but you can't help but beat engrossed

  • kal50

    Wow, good for you!! It's not like Disney doesn't have the $$ and they certainly don't want the bad publicity! if someone happens to see this guy on a Dsiney cruise, please MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE AND PUNCH NIELSON IN THE FACE!!!!

    • Spork

      With a face like that, I probably would have done it anyway…

    • Mouse Knows

      I guarantee he isn't employed by disney anymore

  • Just FYI

    WolverAbe!!

    • GAChiver

      Back in stock!

  • jjweezy

    NELSON YOUR HEAD ON A STICK FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE!!!

  • tom

    This guy is frickin stupid, i hope he gets what's coming to him in a big way!

  • clenis

    nice idea, but could have been funnier.

  • kng_nthn

    Come on Chive, get this viral and get the phone back!

    • PGarv

      its already back. This story is a week old.

  • Michael

    The guy has been suspended and Disney sent her back her iPhone. This total bad-assery on her part! That guy is a douchebag.

    • Jay

      How is this Disney s fault? I'm happy they caught him and gave him the boot though. But I don't think they owe her a free cruise

      • thatguy

        It's called "customer relations." Companies want people to have good experiences with them, their services, and their employees. If people have bad experiences, like getting their stuff jacked, companies can either say "tough titties" or " we are sorry for your bad experience and would like to make an effort to restore your faith and satisfaction with us." Now, you may not be a business major, but can you spot which method leads to better publicity and more business?

        • Makesyouwonder

          How come no one says terrific titties when something good happens?

          • JHL1

            I've seen that phrase in the sexy chivers posts.

      • Dancing Can

        he is a Disney employee, representing the Disney company. Cruises are cheap, they would make the money up on the bar tab.

        • Ralph

          If you think cruises are cheap, you haven't been on a Disney ship.

      • PayHeed

        You're joking right?

    • http://thechive.com LukeTheTerrible

      Just suspended? That's not a bad place to work, if stealing from customers just gets you suspended.

  • asdf

    ok… I was expecting some incredibly embarrassing pictures or something. "You stole my phone so I posed to some pictures of your cruise on Facebook" oooh, got him

    • Jawbone

      His place of employment, not a cruise, you fucking cunt. Try reading next time.

      Fucking moron.

      • Tom

        you settle down, sir

  • Csquared303

    Ding Ding next stop………….

  • Pharazon

    i hope it gets him get him fired

  • ayoitsdk

    Should've downloaded the "Find my iPhone" app. You would've got to meet, good ol' Nelson and introduced him to your police officer friends.

    • Ddd

      Cuz cell towers work out in the ocean

      • simpletech

        Work pretty well in port though.

  • RichMahogany

    Well played.

  • adfsghj

    ok… I was expecting some incredibly embarrassing pictures or something. "You stole my phone so I posed to some pictures of your cruise on Facebook" oooh

  • https://www.facebook.com/n8jbrown Nathan Brown

    Here's Nelson's Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/nelson.mcruz

    • http://www.facebook.com/brian.j.castro Brian J Castro

      SWEET time to troll that bastard…

      • Hugh

        His last name is Cruz.  Priceless.

    • http://www.facebook.com/forrestbgray Forrest Gray

      haha this is awesome… accept my friend request Nelson, you bastard!

    • http://www.facebook.com/christopher.faytis Christopher Faytis

      And i think http://www.facebook.com/joolesyogurt is his GF.

    • Nelsons New Friend

      Get eeeeeeeeem

  • tv_paul

    #16 He's Capt. Jack-Off Sparrow. Please charge this guy and make him serve some time (even a couple of weeks & probation) PS Disney give this lady whatever she wants.

    • yup

      fuck you paul

    • Danielle

      Serve time for stealing a phone? A little harsh. Huge fine, probation, yes.. jail time? No.

      • omgh4x

        stealing a phone is tantamount to identity theft.. I believe a DA could press this way way way beyond misdemeanor petty theft

  • http://www.facebook.com/edwin.lopez.1441 Edwin Lopez

    LOL… i wonder if it was really stolen or if she was just like any other human, forgot it somewhere, there's a difference between "stolen" and "lost" was it taken from her room, person or bag? now I'm wondering that. Of course Nelson is a dick for not returning it, but who would.. really.

    • Kevin

      A person who is not a douche bag, like you. Apparently your parents did not teach you to respect other peoples property. A decent person who finds something of value that belongs to someone else tries to give it back to the person who lost it.

      • Si1entStatic

        or at the very least taken it to the ships lost and found or his direct superior…

    • ItsMeeJv

      Seriously? I would return it. I'm a decent human being. I have a conscience. If you've never been in a situation like this then consider yourself lucky. For those of us that have, well it sucks.

    • GAChiver

      Found an iPhone unlocked on UGA campus just last month. Called the last numbers dialed until I reached a friend of his that he was staying with. He got his phone back as well as an introduction to The Chive. This may not be the right site for you.

      • Jay

        I found an iPad while checking out at Home Depot a while ago. You can bet your ass I gave it back. Edwin you are as much of a tool as Nelson is. :/

      • RobsterCraws

        Lost my wallet at Flanagans a few years back. Guy looked at my ID and Facebook messaged me. Still had all $40 cash and all my CCs in it. Gave him the cash. Cause that's what respectful human beings do. Definitely helps it was in Athens.

        How bout them Dawgs

    • KeepinCalm

      You and Nelson related by chance? You share the same "stupid and proud of it" gene

    • gedda_g

      As quaint an idea "Lost & Found" is, it actually works. I have both turned items into and recovered them from several L&F's. The most surprising was when I left my super spiffy new camera at the pool of a crappy off-the-strip Vegas hotel. I was certain someone would pawn it just to get gambling money. It was turned into L&F just a few hours later. I have to assume who ever turned it in is also a Chiver/ette.

    • Dick Salad

      I'd return it because I'm not poor to purchase my own phone or waste my time like an ingrate hawking it. My dignity is worth more than a couple hundo.

    • guy

      "but who would….really" – The phrase "moral clarity" gets used and abused but what ever happened to just "knowing right from wrong". I would, as many chivers would, put a lot of effort into getting a lost phone back to it owner just because it is the right thing to do. You may have made that comment casually and not expecting to get ripped for it but in the future give statements like that a little thought. Details matter, what you say matters, what you think matters.

    • Falthor

      My wife lost her iPhone this weekend at Kalahari indoor water park in sandusky Ohio (freaking sweet place BTW) I'm so glad it wasn't someone like you that found it, and the person in fact turned it in at the ticket sale booth.

      what you're saying makes a little sense, but Finder's Keepers stops making any kind of morality when the price tag on the item goes about $10 or $20 bucks…

    • Cin

      Anyone with any personal morals, values & self respect WOULD RETURN A FOUND CELL PHONE!

    • niglett

      Wow Edwin you really are a dick 1) for your opinion and 2) for not having the insight to see how it would be received

      In many countries stealing means taking possession of other people's property without the intention of giving it back – this s crime called stealing by finding

    • http://www.facebook.com/jay.kalinowski Jay Kalinowski

      I would have given it back with out a 2nd thought !!!

    • Dex

      There is a difference between stolen and lost, but that doesn't mean that as soon as you lose something, you cease to own it.

      Here's the actual law on 'finders keepers': A person finding a lost object acquires title to that object good against the rest of the world – except the original owner. It means that if you find something, make reasonable efforts to find the true owner, but cannot – then you can call it yours.

      With a phone, finding the true owner is trivial. By not making any efforts, even if Nelson 'found' the 'lost' iPhone, he is a thief.

      • http://thechive.com LukeTheTerrible

        Then the concept is called "conversion"

    • killa cal

      then you return it to a lost in found or call mom, dad, home, or anything of the sort in the contacts

    • flaccid@$$hole

      i found a guys iphone this weekend. he left it next to a toilet… anyways, i called his gf (who answered even as she was running bostons run to remember half marathon) and i gave it to her. not everyone is a complete D-bag….

  • http://echogeo.wordpress.com/ echogeo

    "Hey Nelly, you been online today?"
    "No. Why?"
    "You ought to come see this man. You all ova da place!"

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