Thief steals cell phone, posts selfies on victim’s Facebook page

O’FALLON, Ill. (KTVI) — Alicia Warren and Sandy Barbee are upset over the loss of a cell phone — and it’s all linked to a selfie posted on Facebook.

UPDATE 6:30 p.m. — Police say the stolen phone has been returned to its owner, KTVI reports.

Barbee was shopping for work supplies at Sam’s Club on Tuesday night when she went to the bathroom, washed her hands and discovered her iPhone 5 was missing.

A few hours later, a selfie of an unknown woman showed up on Sandy’s Facebook page along with a vulgar post.

“She’s posting pictures on my Facebook page,” Barbee said.

The post was so outrageous, Barbee’s daughter shared it with hundreds of people online hoping to identify the woman.

“Why would you post your picture on someone else’s Facebook page? If you steal someone’s phone and take some pictures of yourself, we now know who you are and what you look like,” said Warren.

The family then called the phone and received a wild response.

“A girl used four letter words and said ‘If you want your phone, you better give me money,'” said Barbee.

Police are now investigating.

Read more: KTVI



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