August 10, 2007
Laptop thief caught and fined thanks to Youtube
The above video of a man stealing a laptop computer posted on YouTube and Google video has resulted in a man being convicted for the theft. Dawson Anthony Bliss, 50, from New Zealand walked around the shop for some time before closing the lid on a laptop and walking away from it. He then walked back to the laptop and put it under his coat before leaving the shop. The court was told about the video of the theft from a window display being posted on YouTube.
The video set to Pink Panther music track recorded more than 500,000 hits, one of them from a man who recognized the thief as Bliss.