Police Have Just Arrested MacBook Crook!

Police Have Just Arrested MacBook Crook!

This weird guy doesn't know that the MacBook he allegedly stole from Josh Kaufman is spying on him.

The Oakland police have just arrested the suspect on the crazy viral “This Guy Has My MacBook” Tumblr blog.

Joshua Kaufman just Tweeted:

ARRESTED! An Oakland police officer just called me to let me know that they arrested the guy in my photos! BOOYA!

Guess how the police got him?

Using Hidden, a Mac security app that can secretly snap photos and screenshots, Kaufman figured out the suspect was a cab driver. The cops called the cab service and arrested the perp when he pulled up, according to a Tweet Kaufman just posted:

The police used my evidence (email which pointed to a cab service) that he was a driver and tricked him into picking them up. Nice work OPD!

As we previously reported, Kaufman took matters into his own hands when Oakland police said they didn’t have the resources to arrest the crook. Kaufman set up the “This Guy Has My MacBook” Tumblr blog to post photos taken by his stolen machine.

The blog went massively viral today, prompting Oakland police to take action. Notably, Kaufman’s first contact tonight with OPD was a call from the Department’s PR officer.

“Just spoke to Officer Holly Joshi, Media/PR Officer for the Oakland Police Department, who will now be following up on my case!” he tweeted at just before 6PM.

Two hours later, the perp was arrested.

Here’s the whole story via Storify:


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  • Al Velasco

    HAHAHA..  I wanted to say he is probably a cab driver but I didn’t want to appear to be a bigot.  This is awesome..  HAHAHAHAHA

  • Jonhdoe

    Apple rocks!

  • netnerd258

    Hidden is not from Apple, just saying. Apple rocks too, regardless.

  • Ederrick

    whats the program he uses i want to get that

  • Arham Maher

    Hahahahahahahha! he appears to be looking directly at the macbook camera LOL :D

  • Austin Schoepflin

    Looking at that dude made me ill. So many thieves go after Macs it’s messed up. Thats why it’s absolutely necessary to have software like this. This guy planned ahead and thats why he was rewarded with his baby back, and that Dbag in jail. 

  • jnjnjn2

    Excellent posting.

  • Carlos Rincon Eckardt

    Another excellent Macintosh Story!

  • cheesy11

    how did you figure out he was a cab driver from a few pics?and also at what cab service he worked at?

  • cheesy11

    just read through the whole twitter post, still seems fishy to me

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