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Burglar Mistakenly Records Crime by Using iPhone as Flashlight

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Emmanuel Jerome receives 44 weeks prison sentence.

23-year-old Emmanuel Jerome was handed a lengthy prison sentence when he and some of his friends burgled a house and were subsequently caught with the thief recording the whole event.

Jerome decided to not use the lights of the house he was targeting but instead utilized his iPhone's flashlight. Unfortunately for him, he appears to have mistakenly recorded the crime through video recording.

Police searched through his iPhone for evidence and found footage of the whole burglary. Consequently, Jerome, who is said to have protested his innocence, received a 44 weeks jail sentence.

"Significantly, in my view, camera footage of the invasion of that property was captured on your mobile phone," Judge John Potter told him.

Thefts of Apple products in New York City has increased more than the overall percentage of crime committed during the past year. According to the police department, the firm's iDevices were stolen in 11,447 incidents between January 1 and September 23.

 

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    greghome , October 30, 2012 1:20 AM
    Average iPhone user I guess :p 
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    vistaofdoom , October 30, 2012 1:30 AM
    greghomeAverage iPhone user I guess


    Even apple has treated them like idiots...
  • 11 Hide
    socialfox , October 30, 2012 1:34 AM
    Interesting, this man sets a new level for burglary!
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  • 31 Hide
    greghome , October 30, 2012 1:20 AM
    Average iPhone user I guess :p 
  • 3 Hide
    darthvidor , October 30, 2012 1:22 AM
    Somehow burglar and iphone does not belong in once sentence if they refer to one person.
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    A Bad Day , October 30, 2012 1:27 AM
    Kinda sour about not noticing that the camera mode was on...
  • 13 Hide
    vistaofdoom , October 30, 2012 1:30 AM
    greghomeAverage iPhone user I guess


    Even apple has treated them like idiots...
  • 11 Hide
    socialfox , October 30, 2012 1:34 AM
    Interesting, this man sets a new level for burglary!
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    A Bad Day , October 30, 2012 1:51 AM
    socialfoxInteresting, this man sets a new level for burglary!


    Go read the The World's Dumbest Criminals. Here's an story:

    1. Two bank robbers come up with an ingenious plan, of actually doing their homework.

    2. After a few months of examining the bank, posing as employees and being spies, and acquiring critical information such as some of the security codes and delivery schedules.

    3. They decide to use a neighboring insurance office as a starting point for them to drill into the bank.

    4. They then did a couple of practice runs, before finally launching their tunneling operation.






    5. Then they hit the city's water main, and busted a hole into it. Apparently they forgot to call the water company before digging.
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    A Bad Day , October 30, 2012 1:54 AM
    Here's another story:

    Man and son start beating up each other...




    In a police station;s lobby. Guess what happened to the police officer that tried to intervene?




    He got beaten up. Guess what happened to the quarreling family members when 15 police officers showed up, and at least one of them has a taser ready?
  • 10 Hide
    A Bad Day , October 30, 2012 1:55 AM
    OR: http://www.oddee.com/item_96624.aspx

    "The Robber who decided to burglarize a house full of karate blackbelts"
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    webbwbb , October 30, 2012 1:55 AM
    The last paragraph of that article seems out of place. All we knew of was a home burgulary, not the theft of Apple devices. Perhaps that was supposed to be part of a different article?
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    Anonymous , October 30, 2012 2:06 AM
    "23-year-old Emmanuel Jerome was handed a lengthy prison sentence"

    44 weeks is lengthy for the crime in question? If people would start shooting burglars, all of the young "thugs" and "gangstas" like the one's in my major city might start thinking twice about burglary as a career... At 23, this guy is way past the juvenile-delinquent stage where you could consider forgiving him...
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    EnFission , October 30, 2012 2:27 AM
    So he breaks into someone's house, steals an untold amount of valuables, pleads innocent, and doesn't even get a year long sentence? pathetic. Your local corner drug dealer would get a longer sentence than this.

    And whats with the irrelevant statistic at the end?
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    cTs Corvette , October 30, 2012 5:45 AM
    Why would the police be able to search his cell phone looking for evidence?
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    _Cosmin_ , October 30, 2012 6:14 AM
    Another proof of isheep beeind idiots too.
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    safcmanfr , October 30, 2012 7:41 AM
    Local bank burglars near me had the bright idea to take a taxi from the bank they stole from back to their house.

    Taxi driver phoned the police, and they raided the house while the burglars were still couting the money on the kitchen table.
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    cats_Paw , October 30, 2012 10:16 AM
    Stuff like this jsut makes you smile....
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    techcurious , October 30, 2012 12:42 PM
    webbwbbThe last paragraph of that article seems out of place. All we knew of was a home burgulary, not the theft of Apple devices. Perhaps that was supposed to be part of a different article?

    Even Zak can no longer keep track of all his Apple Articles! ;-)
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    Parrdacc , October 30, 2012 4:09 PM
    A Bad DayGo read the The World's Dumbest Criminals. Here's an story:1. Two bank robbers come up with an ingenious plan, of actually doing their homework.2. After a few months of examining the bank, posing as employees and being spies, and acquiring critical information such as some of the security codes and delivery schedules.3. They decide to use a neighboring insurance office as a starting point for them to drill into the bank.4. They then did a couple of practice runs, before finally launching their tunneling operation.5. Then they hit the city's water main, and busted a hole into it. Apparently they forgot to call the water company before digging.


    My personal favorite was the two that went around robbing convention centers. Worked well too what with most of the money being taken right inside the door. That is until they try rob their last one and fail to read the canvas sign above the door that reads "GUN SHOW". :) 
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    snowzsan , October 30, 2012 5:04 PM
    "You're holding it wrong." Says Apple... Everytime.