NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - A woman called 10 On Your Side to report a dumb move someone made with her smart phone.
Sue Kudlicki says her son had borrowed her phone and was at the Buffalo Wild Wings at Patrick Henry Mall in Newport News when it was stolen in a flash.
"There were a few guys who were walking by, and distracted them asking 'what are you watching on TV?' Then all of a sudden he looked, and his phone was gone," Kudlicki told WAVY.com.
He didn't know it was gone until after the three guys left the restaurant. The Apple 4s is a $500 phone, but everything on the phone is more valuable than that, "It's all my contacts, my Facebook. It's my email. It is everything like pictures of my family, friends, and relatives," said Kudlicki.
Kudlicki sent a text to her phone after it was stolen that read, "I suggest you turn my phone in." She was shocked to actually get a response. The suspect wrote 'F--k u,' but it was spelled out.
Kudlicki tried to use the Find My Phone App, but it didn't work. Then the suspects did a really dumb thing. Kudlicki got a text from her sister-in-law that asked, 'who is the guy?' Kudlicki texted her back and wrote 'what guy?’ 'The guy on Facebook,' she responded." "I texted her back 'what guy on Facebook?' Apparently, he has my phone which is logged into my Facebook account. I didn't change my password to Facebook, and he took a picture of himself in Virginia Beach."
Sure enough. One of the guys posted a 'selfie' of himself either to rub dirt in Kudlicki's face, or he thought the picture of him in Virginia Beach was actually going to his own Facebook page. When her son saw the picture of the guy, "He thought it was the guy who stole the phone. He recognized the guy; yes he did. 100 percent."
We asked Kudlicki why she called 10 On Your Side. She said, "because you help everybody. I want his picture on TV. I want you to put his picture on TV. He needs to be held accountable for stealing my phone."
Now that Newport News Police have a picture, they can investigate this as a larceny.
If you know who this guy is call the Crime Line at 1-888-lock-u-up.
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