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Police Post Selfie Online, Suspect Turns Himelf In

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne, asking you to consider all the hours police have spent taking mug shots of criminal suspects, when really these days a criminal can just take a selfie. In Palm Beach County, Florida, someone stole a cell phone. Investigators used the phone's photo sharing settings to access its pictures and discovered that the alleged thief had taken a shot of himself. He turned himself in after police posted the photo online. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.