Computer 'Geek' Mark Bao Catches Laptop Thief, Gets Even Via YouTube
You wanna see some ass,
I wanna see some cash,
Keep dem dollars comin',
And das gonna make me dance - "Make it Rain," Tyga.
And dance he did. All over YouTube.
It turns out that the first thing MacBook thieves do when they get their "prizes" home is play with PhotoBooth. The enjoyment of an embedded camera just can't be resisted.
If you insist on carrying out a laptop theft, here's some advice:
Don't take video of yourself dancing to Tyga's "Make It Rain." Because if you're unlucky enough to steal the computer of someone like Mark Bao, it may just blow up on social media.
Mark Bao, an 18-year-old entrepreneur, had his MacBook Air stolen last month from his dorm lounge. As the computer savvy often do, he had set up an online backup system that automatically saved new files. This would save his computer.
Bao randomly logged in one day and realized that, not only had the thief created his own account on the backup system, but that he had taken photos of himself with the built-in camera, reports Forbes. After tweeting his discovery, he realized that he had hit paydirt.
There, on his backup, was the laptop thief video.
The video depicts the thief busting some...interesting moves for about one and a half minutes.
Mark Bao, brilliant man that he is, posted the laptop thief video to YouTube for all to see. And then, with a little help from a backed up browser history and Facebook, he found his man, reports the Daily Mail.
Even though the dancing laptop thief gave the computer back and is requesting that Mark Bao pull the video, he isn't budging.
Oh, and because this is a legal blog, know that giving back something you stole doesn't erase the fact that stole it in the first place. Further, MacBooks are the worst computers you can steal. They're priced starting at $999, meaning that you're likely to end up in grand theft territory. And that's a felony.
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