PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Officials in Oregon say a man who stole a camera was doubly dumb because the camera was police equipment, and security cameras captured the theft.
Kenneth Brakebill, a 56-year-old transient, has admitted stealing the camera and lens that were part of a display of police equipment at Multnomah County Library, The (Portland) Oregonian reported Friday.
James Huff, director of the Portland Police Bureau Museum, had one word to describe the thief: stupid.
Brakebill was caught on video May 19 breaking into a display case and lifting a camera and a flash. Another surveillance camera got a shot of him holding the stolen goods in an elevator.
Police arrested him after he came back to the library three days later, and a security officer recognized him from still photos produced from the surveillance video.
Police said when the arresting officer confronted him with the photo, Brakebill replied, "Yeah man, that's me."