An Illinois Woman Was Arrested Because of This Selfie

Do police need cameras in the stations anymore? It seems like criminals these days are more than happy to take their own mug shots.

A southern Illinois woman helped put herself in jail by posting a selfie, KFVS-TV reported.

How did a little Internet narcissism land her behind bars?

She was wearing some very distinctive, allegedly stolen goods.

Image source: screengrab via KFVS-TV
Image source: screengrab via KFVS-TV

Hours after the owner of Mortie’s Boutique in West Frankfort, Illinois, took to social media to report a stolen neon leopard print dress, citizens tracked down 27-year-old Danielle Saxton’s selfie.

She was arrested and charged with retail theft less than $300, KFVS reported.

Image source: screengrab via KFVS-TV
Image source: screengrab via KFVS-TV

Police also found two t-shirts, sunglasses and a necklace on Saxton taken from the boutique, KFVS reported, and Saxton was jailed because of an outstanding warrant for a prior drug charge.

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