Friday, March 25, 2011

Doofus Of The Day #457

Today's award goes to an idiot thief in Waltham, Massachusetts. BetaBeat reports:

Two months ago, a thief stole a Macbook Air from Mark Bao, the 18-year old serial entrepreneur (he’s CEO of at least six companies) ... On Friday, he discovered he could remotely access the browser history on the machine. Lulz ensue! "Wow. The first thing that MacBook thieves do REALLY IS take pictures on Photo Booth. I didn’t think they were that dumb!" he tweeted. Turns out the thief did more than take pictures - he took a video of himself dancing to a version of ... Tyga’s "Make It Rain".

Mr. Bao also attained access to the thief’s Facebook page; he lives a few blocks from Mr. Bao’s dorm at Bentley University in Waltham, Mass. Mr. Bao plans to report the thief to the campus police when he gets back from spring break, but not before some more public humiliation.

There's more at the link. Here's the video clip the thief made of himself trying to dance, which Mr. Bao helpfully (?) posted on YouTube.

Not very good, is he?

In a second, follow-up report, BetaBeat updates the situation:

The thief who stole a Macbook Air from ... Mark Bao has turned the machine in to the police and sent Mr. Bao a note asking for forgiveness. ... "Can you please put down the videos you put of me," the thief wrote in a note posted by The Next Web’s Courtney Boyd Myers.

Apparently not; the video is still up, at 376,838 views and counting, and Mr. Bao’s thirst for revenge yet unslaked. "Update on laptop: laptop recovered! Police were preparing a warrant, but the guy was smart and just turned it in. wish I got more lulz in," he tweeted.

Again, more at the link.

As my friend and firearms instructor Massad Ayoob would say, it looks like the thief suffered a sudden and acute failure of the victim selection process!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of the defcon video of the guy who got his prized mac stolen. Wouldn't recommend stealing from an MIT hacker.

Its a long video but worth every last minute.