Stolen iPad Pictures Lead To Some Fun For Victim

By: Chris Crum - March 15, 2013

Allen Engstrom left his iPad on a plane, where it was apparently stolen (unless you belong to the “finders keepers” camp). He still doesn’t have the device in his possession, but he’s gaining plenty of entertainment value from it.

The person who Engstrom believes has the iPad has been taking photos of herself, and they’ve been appearing in his iCloud account, so he can see what she looks like and the faces she is making.

ABC 10 News out of Little Rock reports:

Engstrom says the woman is taking “selfies” — or self portraits — with the iPad.

She probably has no idea that her pictures are backing up to my iPhone, Engstrom said.

So far, he’s received more than a dozen photos.

Engstrom is not only having fun viewing the photos with his family, however. He’s taking it a step further and uploading them to Facebook for the world to enjoy. Here are some he shared on Facebook along with the captions he provided:

Stolen ipad pictures

Hey cool! This is an actual pic of the wonderful person who stole my iPad. Apparently the pics she is taking of herself are backing up and appearing on my phone. No I’m not kidding, this is really happening. — with Ugly McCrazy Shirt.

Stolen iPad Pictures

Looking right… Camera still works when you are looking away!

Stolen iPad Pictures

Looking left! — with Rhonda Burgandy.

Stolen iPad pictures

The wonderful person who snaked my iPad continues to take glamour shots of herself apparently unaware that they are backing up to my iPhone. So naturally I’m blasting them out to the entire world. Enjoy!

The pictures are already generating a great deal of buzz on the web, and are even hitting the search trends. I wonder how long it will be until the the subject of the photos sees them in an article like this.

Chris Crum

About the Author

Chris CrumChris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.

View all posts by Chris Crum

    It is amazing that this person just picked up the Ipad and didn’t turn it in to the airport personnel. I hope by the owner posting her pictures on the ‘net that she is outed and arrested. Everyone should have their electronic devices set to do what this one is doing and have the GPS program downloaded also. Then the Authorities can track them down and arrest them. What the H3ll is wrong with people?


  • Kathleen Johnson

    Cant wait for the followup on this one. LOL

  • ron

    well at least we are all lucky she was not without clothes (grin)

    • beep

      haha, that’s what I was thinking of.

  • Bob Hobson

    Todays technology sure creates some odd situations. I jus twant to mention one better alternative to engraving your personal information on the back of gadgets like Engstrom did. They are called Okoban tracker tags and let someone who finds your lost stuff contact you directly without exposing your private information. The system automatically sends you an email and text message anywhere in the world with a pickup location. I use them on almost everything I take when I travel after losing my passport in Rome one time. You can get them at

  • Jose

    The poor lady has never owned an Ipad before or even a sophisticated electronic gadget. She has no idea what is happening to her.

  • Ronado

    Panda will only penalize the legitimate websites. People who hack into sites and plant links do not give a damn what happens.

  • testsm_3

    18.03 me comment to blog

  • testsm_3


  • testsm_3

    25.03 scheduled comment

  • will

    arrested? you’re crazy. i hope she makes good use out of it.

  • testsm_3

    30.03 scheduled comment