Burglars Are Now YouTube Stars
It's not a good time to be a burglar. It is simply getting harder and harder to get by with anything. As more people are attaching affordable video surveillance cameras to their alarm systems, it's become easier to identify intruders. But there's another good reason burglars should make a career change. Victims across the country are fighting back by posting the videos of their break-ins on YouTube, exposing criminals and their illegal activities for the whole world to see.
An example of this is in this first video posted on YouTube by jamiedog. He had been burglarized the day before Thanksgiving and said, " All persons involved were captured, charged, and sentenced." He edited his surveillance footage showing how these criminals knocked politely on his door at first, and then came back with a crow bar to break in.
It's not just home and business owners posting their break-in footage. Police departments across the country are also using online media, asking for help to identify burglary suspects. Here is an example posted on YouTube by the Virginia Beach Police Department.
Local news stations are also airing video surveillance footage on television and the internet to help their communities solve crimes. In this next video, a news station in Georgia (WSB-TV), posts this video on YouTube of their newscast, hoping to get more answers about a home invasion. The homeowner explains how his camera system helped police to identify and charge the man who broke into his home.
No, it is definitely not a good time to be a burglar. For in this day and age, criminals face more than just a criminal sentence. After all, jail time has an end date, but YouTube infamy can last forever.
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