ecently, a stolen security camera from an office in Jiangsu province was recovered with a bit of “help” from the thief.
Following the theft, the owner of the lost security camera was surprised to find that the thief had installed the CCTV camera inside of his own home without even changing the camera’s IP address. Because of this foolish mistake, the owner could monitor everything going on inside the thief’s apartment, from his children getting ready for school to people changing their clothes.
After about two weeks, the owner went to the police with his findings. Using the footage, officers were able to quickly track down and arrest the thief without hassle.
The thief said he was ashamed and regretted committing the burglary. He claimed that he stole the camera in order to monitor his children’s activities, having absolutely no clue that it was actually transmitting footage to the original owner.
The Shanghai Morning Post has shared a video news report about the bizarre incident. It currently has more than 5 million views. In the comments, many expressed their disbelief that the thief could have been that dumb. “He shouldn’t have become a thief with an IQ like that,” wrote one netizen.
The thief has been placed in detention by police.