The fine El Periódico newspaper has a story about a thief who was nabbed when the phone he had stolen took a photo of him and send it by e-mail to the victim.
The story is here for those who can read Spanish, but we’ll paraphrase it for you.
It went like this… a guy had his mobile phone stolen and a few hours later he was sent a photograph of the thief by e-mail, which led to the arrest of the thief. As confirmed by the Catalan police, the phone’s owner reported on Wednesday morning that the iPhone had been stolen from inside his vehicle in Alcarràs [which is in Catalunya, of which Barcelona is the capital city]. He registered a complaint, but some hours later re-contacted the police, this time to provide a photo of the thief.
The taking of the photo was made possible because on the iPhone the victim had previously installed a specific application that automatically takes a photograph whenever the wrong unlock code is typed. This photo was then automatically forwarded to the owner. Thanks to the photo, the local police were able to identify and arrest the thief on Thursday, a 35-year-old who had previous judgements against him.
Right, that was a bit of a rough translation, but you get the idea. Sweet catch. Everyone should have something like this installed.