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An Illinois Woman Was Arrested Because of This Selfie

Image source: screengrab via KFVS-TV

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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