Photo booth thief caught in the act

Lesotho Times - - Cartoons & Puzzles -

CHICAGO — If you are go­ing to rob a photo booth, a mask might be a good idea.

A photo booth snapped sev­eral pho­tos of a man who al­legedly stole $75 (M1 202) out of the booth at the Fun­way Amuse­ments ar­cade and bowl­ing al­ley in Batavia, Illinois, a town west of Chicago.

Po­lice dis­trib­uted the pho­tos on Thurs­day and asked the pub­lic to phone in if they rec­og­nize the sus­pect. Anony­mous tips are fine, the po­lice said.

“With this ma­chine, if you try to ma­nip­u­late or dam­age it in any way, it snaps a pic­ture of you, which is odd be­cause it’s a photo ma­chine,” said Batavia po­lice de­tec­tive Kevin Bretz. “I don’t think he paid for the pic­tures,” Bretz said. The de­tec­tive said the al­leged theft oc­curred in Novem­ber, but the po­lice depart­ment was just able to re­cover the pho­tos this week af­ter the ma­chine was re­paired.

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