ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Open an app. See a flash. Get arrested.
Police in Michigan say a stolen laptop took a picture of the thief and sent it to a security website, leading to his arrest.
The computer's owner, Logan Chadde, installed Orbicule security software before a weekend break-in at his home in Ann Arbor.
Chadde told AnnArbor.com on Monday the program captured the thief using Facebook and talking with another person about how he was going to sell the stolen laptop. Chadde sent the information to police, who arrested a 19-year-old man.
Police Lt Renee Bush says officers knew the suspect from an earlier encounter.
Chadde says such cases are frustrating, but "this is one of the few times the police had a lot of information to go off."
© 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.