Robbery victim facing felony charges after doing his own detective workMikey 4 comments
Back April I wrote about Phillip, a guy who had been robbed of his Sony Hi-Def video camera, and used his Sherlock Holmes abilities to track the culprit who turned out to be his friend, Amanda.
He posted a video on Youtube detailing his powers of deduction (since removed) along with the thief's phone number, which has now made him the centre of a police investigation. Apparently in Michigan it is illegal to show an alleged thief's phone number online. Phillip said:
"Detective McCarthy called again on June 6th to tell me two things. First he stated that he didn't believe that Amanda had stolen my camcorder. Why? Because when he talked to Amanda, she denied stealing the camera and claimed that she doesn't have a Swapace.com account"
I will say I was surprised to see the phone number displayed in the video. Anyway, it sounds like some sloppy police work is also ensuing.