Accused burglar takes selfie at crime scene, leaves phone there

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Thomas Thorson, 19, of Black River Falls, Wisconsin

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BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wisc. — Authorities said a burglar was arrested after he took a “selfie” of himself robbing a business and then leaving his cellphone at the scene.

The La Crosse Tribune reported that Thomas Thorson, 19, of Black River Falls, Wisconsin, faces charges in connection to a burglary at a Wisconsin sporting goods store.

Police said that officers found a large knife and the suspect’s cellphone after a burglary early Oct. 23 at the Wazee Sports Center in Black River Falls. The cellphone reportedly had a photo of the suspect at the scene.

Police said the suspect and a 37-year-old woman are also accused of trying to cash a fraudulent check at a credit union in the same Wisconsin town.

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