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Selfie leads to arrest of two iPhone thieves

The Selfie That Got Two Phone Thieves Nabbed

The iPhone thieves that sent the self-incriminating selfie have been arrested.

Back in April, 16-year-old Khayyam Alexander and 18-year-old Fehti Nekrouf posed for this photo using an iPhone they swiped from a 14-year-old at a music venue in Manhattan. They sent the photo to the boy's mother to brag, and she gave it to police.

This weekend the NYPD released the photo and it received national attention on the front page of the New York Daily News.

Alexander turned himself in to authorities on Saturday, and Nekrouf was arrested shortly after.

They've both been charged with petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

This isn't the first time a self incriminating message got the attention of the cops.

Last August, a Canadian mechanic tweeted that he was looking for a drug dealer to buy marijuana from. The York Regional Police responded "Awesome. Can we come too?" That message has been retweeted over 7,000 times.

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IslesHocky May 27 2014 at 3:04 PM

The US should deport any foreigner that commits a crime.

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Odens Fist May 27 2014 at 2:09 PM

Hmmmm... His name is Khayyam.. Is Arabic Muslim for Tent Maker.. The name Fehti is also Arabic.. WOW, big suprise.. Not only are they thieves, but they are stupid as well.
Wouldn't they lose a hand in their own culture for stealing..??

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Mike May 27 2014 at 2:05 PM

Tough guys...stealing from a 14yr old

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rvheaney May 27 2014 at 2:05 PM

Two more dumb Obama voters in jail !

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Murray May 27 2014 at 2:32 PM

The parents must be so proud! How can they ride their camels in public anymore?

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alex1999x May 27 2014 at 1:56 PM

They just confirmed how stupid they really are.

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j May 27 2014 at 4:05 PM

There is no white guy in the photo "16-year-old Khayyam Alexander and 18-year-old Fehti Nekrouf"

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rockymtnhikerCo May 27 2014 at 1:08 PM

Say cheese! LOL

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canon2013 May 27 2014 at 2:14 PM

great selfie they could us it as mug shots

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Chickiepoo May 27 2014 at 2:45 PM

" HERE'S YOUR SIGN"..........

You have earned it.

(Compliments of Bill Engvall).....:))

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