The tale of an iPhone stolen from a burglarized Southern California home sits at the intersection of Web culture and the swap meet.
A woman in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita reported to authorities that her home had been ransacked July 30, and among the missing items were cash and an iPhone. But in what appeared to be another episode of Thieves Gone Stupid, the victim's iCloud account was hit with pictures, including a selfie of a cute couple posing on a pillow.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department released the selfie days ago, saying that the unidentified people in the image were persons of interest. The story, with the couple's picture, went viral. On Thursday, the whodunit got even stranger. The man in the photo told NBC Los Angeles that neither he nor his girlfriend committed the burglary.