February 1, 2009

Car thieves’ pix of own crime recovered

Young thieves who stole a Milwaukee family's car took pictures of themselves during the crime and left the camera in the car, officials say.

The disposable camera was still in the car after police found the vehicle with a 15-year-old boy driving it. Owner Jerry Kasprzak developed the film and found it contained a visual record of four teens taking his car on a joyride, The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Sunday.

I couldn't believe it, he told the newspaper. I was just blown away.

Milwaukee police collected the photos, but said they can't identify or round up any more of the boys suspected in the theft. Officials said the thieves probably intended to take or toss the camera before police caught up with the car, the newspaper said.