Police: Man recorded own burglary

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CHESAPEAKE, Va., July 1 (UPI) -- Authorities in Virginia say a man used a cell phone to record himself stealing iPods and charity money from a Sears store.

Police said June 22 security camera footage from the Greenbrier Mall store in Chesapeake recorded a man with a T-shirt over his head stealing nine iPods and two jugs of Heroes at Home donations for needy military families at about 9:45 p.m. while recording himself committing the crime on his cell phone, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported Wednesday.


Nathaniel Forester, 20, was arrested and charged with grand larceny and entering a building to commit a felony. He allegedly sent the video of himself committing the crime to his ex-girlfriend after giving her one of the iPods as a gift.

Authorities said iPod cases, wires and two big blue plastic jugs filled with $18.49 in change were seized from a garage belonging to a friend of Forester.

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