If you steal something it would probably be a good idea to not tout it, you know, just to reduce the chances of getting caught. Thieves tend to do this because they surely don’t want to end up in prison. Looks like this concept turned out to be a bit too much for 16-year old Khayyam Alexander to grasp. He allegedly stole an iPhone, sent selfies to the victim’s friends and family which made the front page of a popular publication. Alexander then turned himself in.


According to the police Alexander stole 14-year old James Pugliatti’s iPhone at a nightclub in Midtown. Now before you start wondering what underage teens were doing at a nightclub and how on earth they got in, the club in question had organized an under-18 event. It was at the event where Alexander and a friend grabbed the victim’s iPhone 5.

They took a selfie of themselves riding the subway and sent it to Pugliatti’s high school friends. One of them event sent it to his mother, who according to the cops, also allegedly received a sext message from the duo. This compelled Pugliatti’s mother to approach the police with the selfie.

Even though the iPhone 5 couldn’t be tracked using Find My iPhone because it hadn’t been enabled, the police really didn’t have to trace the duo down. Alexander turned himself in on Saturday after his selfie was posted by the New York Post on its front page. He was charged with petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property while his accomplice is still at large.

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