Here’s the problem with robbing a photo booth . . . it is a photo booth. That lesson was learned by a thief in Batavia, Illinois who effectively took his own Wanted Poster, which has now been released by police searching for the man.
A booth at Funway Amusements captured photos of the suspect who pried open the machine’s cash drawer and stole $75 in cash and caused $75 worth of damage. The problem is that his prying of the machine triggered the photo taking mechanism. What is most interesting is that it appears that the machine is designed to do precisely that. If it senses tampering, it uses its primary function as its primary defense. It takes your picture.
The police issued the following statement:
On November 25, 2015 the above Offender entered a photo booth at Funway Amusements in Batavia where he pried open the cash drawer and took approx. $75.00 in cash and causing approximately $75.00 in damage.
The machine is designed to take photographs when it senses tampering to the cash drawer. The report was delayed until the owner could get a repairman to pull the offenders images from the machine.
Anyone who recognizes the Offender is asked to contact the Batavia Police Department Investigations Division, 630-454-2500.
3 thoughts on “Criminal Robs Photo Booth . . . Booth Snaps Photo Of Criminal”
Doglover, let’s face some facts here. Some people are just stupid. Perhaps if he were socialized in a more law-abiding culture, he could work at a fast-food restaurant, or if he were in Haiti or Africa he could sit by the side of the road selling melons from a pushcart. But low I.Q. combined with the lack of work ethic and respect for the law have produced what you see here.
Did he grow up in a culture where the available opportunities for people who look like him are limited to theft, drug sales, etc? Does he have learning disorders? Was he exposed to industrial toxins and unsanitary conditions most of his life? Does he have head injuries? Incarceration may be necessary, but it is not a way to reduce the number of such activities. Addressing cultural conditions from conception to adulthood would help..
Who knew? Evidently not the robber.
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