Pictures of strangers on stolen iPhone pop up on owner’s iCloud

Posted at 8:11 PM, Jun 30, 2015

UPDATE: A teenager is now in custody in relation to this theft.

Virginia Beach, Va. -  Nearly 40 pictures, 3 videos and several selfies of strangers popped up on stolen iPhone, an iPhone Joe Harris says was taken right out of his car last month.

"They took some change, took some Christmas presents, took my old iPhone along with the car charger and that's when I realized my car was broken into," Harris said.

Harris thought his phone was gone forever and decided it wasn't worth calling police over. That was until last night.

"Last night we were going through our phone, my kids saw some old pictures on there that had appeared to be taken on May 30th and May 31st," Harris said.

His iPhone was stolen and Harris' kids were able to see them on his new iPhone and iPad because they are still lurking in the iCloud. The iCloud is a feature on iPhones which syncs all your devices.

"I was very surprised that they didn't realize it. Actually I didn't realize that the iPhone was synced up," Harris said. "I was shocked to see that they had taken 30 something selfies of themselves."

Now Harris believes those selfies could be self-incriminating. However, he doesn't know and we don't know if the pictures he found show the person who took the phone, but Harris thinks it could be the clue to help solve the crime.

"It's not the right thing to do," Harris said. "I just hope someone recognized them."