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Old 11-25-2012, 15:47   #1
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My stolen Tablet has contacted me

I posted a few pictures here and on a local forum in an attempt to recover my stolen property and to put the criminals who burglarized my house behind bars. The story is 100% accurate and authentic. However, when it was first posted it was to help figure out who stole my belongings and to hopefully solve other similar crimes in my area. After several calls to the police I didn't feel like they were doing anything and wouldn't even call me back. That has since changed and the case is actively being pursued. This thread however, has now turned into a mob scene and serves no useful purpose. People are posting links all over the web aimed at this thread and when I look at many of the comments posted here and worldwide all I can think is that it is a sad commentary on us all.

The facts are:
  • Our house was burglarized
  • Thousands of dollars worth of electronics, jewelry and firearms were stolen.
  • The Toshiba Thrive that I used to surf the web was taken and is now in the hands of the two individuals pictured. It is mine as are the contents of the device. They are sending the pictures to an unfiltered, open file storage folder and anyone with a knowledge of Dropbox can figure out how to get to them. In fact, there are pictures out there now that people have pulled from the folder. I have not changed the setting so as to ensure that the tablet keeps transmitting until it can be lawfully recovered.
  • I have no idea if the individuals pictured stole the tablet or purchased stolen property but the fact is, it is my computer, it is in their hands and it is stolen property.
  • The Toshiba Thrive has a long crack the entire length of the screen.
  • I would love to recover some of the guns that were taken from me as they were passed down from my grandfather and father and finding these people may assist in that endeavor.
  • I cannot control what the rest of the internet wishes to do with the pictures.
  • I have been emailed and PM'd by some pretty sick people asking some pretty raunchy questions and have just deleted them and moved on.
  • I asked the mods on here to close the thread 24 hours ago but did not receive a response.

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Old 11-25-2012, 15:48   #2
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We didn't need to see that last photo.

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Old 11-25-2012, 15:50   #3
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We didn't need to see that last photo.
But I'm sure the police would be interested!
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:01   #4
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But I'm sure the police would be interested!
this. this.

I have heard there are programs that can be uploaded to phones and tablets remotely that will locate them......like a GPS.

Maybe you should look into it so these crooks can be thrown in the clink-----where they belong. With today's technology these 2 are not the sharpest knives in the drawer are they?

That's just ghetto fabulous!!

I hope you find it, and soon.
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Old 11-25-2012, 15:50   #5
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We didn't need to see that last photo.
He had to share his dismay ...

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Old 11-26-2012, 08:51   #6
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We didn't need to see that last photo.
I would ten to agree.
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Old 11-25-2012, 15:50   #7
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Sounds like there might be a decent lead there for a competent investigator.
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Old 11-25-2012, 15:53   #8
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Old 11-25-2012, 15:51   #9
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If your lucky, she might post up some hot newds. BTW, no hits on tineye with the pic's you posted, but maybe some others will produce a facebook/myspace/zooanimalsforadoption.com hits.
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Old 11-25-2012, 15:57   #10
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If your lucky, she might post up some hot newds. BTW, no hits on tineye with the pic's you posted, but maybe some others will produce a facebook/myspace/zooanimalsforadoption.com hits.
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Old 11-25-2012, 15:52   #11
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Old 11-25-2012, 15:53   #12
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Old 11-25-2012, 15:56   #13
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I hope you notify the law enforcement agency involved in this matter. Those photos might well help solve a number of burglaries in your area.
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Old 11-25-2012, 15:52   #14
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Oh btw, you're racist.
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Old 11-25-2012, 15:58   #16
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Too funny. I wonder if the pictures are geo tagged?
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Old 11-25-2012, 16:04   #17
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Too funny. I wonder if the pictures are geo tagged?
That's a really good thought. Being on an Ipad.. it's a good possibility.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:51   #18
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That's a really good thought. Being on an Ipad.. it's a good possibility.
Looks more like a Toshiba
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Looks more like a Toshiba
Ah, ok. I thought he said in the original post it was an iPad... and I know squat about tablets. Would the Toshiba (which I assume has some sort of Android OS) have a similar app available?
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:37   #20
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That's a really good thought. Being on an Ipad.. it's a good possibility.
I just checked the EXIF data on the images he posted and don't see anything, so unless he scrubbed them, probably not.
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I just checked the EXIF data on the images he posted and don't see anything, so unless he scrubbed them, probably not.
Sometimes when you post pics the exif data gets scrubbed but the original photos on the Dropbox may still have it. I'm not familiar with Dropbox so I don't know for sure.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:28   #22
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Sometimes when you post pics the exif data gets scrubbed but the original photos on the Dropbox may still have it. I'm not familiar with Dropbox so I don't know for sure.
EXIF data is there. Unfortunately the GPS spots are blank. No worries though. Looks like we have found something even better.... more to come
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Sometimes when you post pics the exif data gets scrubbed but the original photos on the Dropbox may still have it. I'm not familiar with Dropbox so I don't know for sure.
I saw a few people had mentioned exif, but everyone was looking at the Photobucket images, which definitely do get scrubbed. I registered for this site just to suggest the OP check the original Dropbox photos (I use this site - http://regex.info/exif.cgi), but by the time my account was permitted to comment, there were 6 more pages of comments and I see someone beat me to it.

Oh well, I still want to keep my cyber detective hat on for a bit longer...I'm dying to find these clowns!
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Too funny. I wonder if the pictures are geo tagged?
The ones posted were not.
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Old 11-25-2012, 15:58   #25
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Unfortunately, there are some revealing pictures. Some things cannot be unseen.
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