Caught on tape: man steals surveillance cameras


It’s so meta.

Police in Philadelphia are looking for a man caught on surveillance cameras stealing….. other surveillancecameras.

In what might be the most post-modern crime in city history, video cameras recorded the suspect using a step ladder to steal a camera at 19th and Porter Streets in the city’s Girard Estates neighborhood in the early morning hours of April 26.

Three days later, he stole a camera from the same location. In that instance he used a chair.

The most post-modern crime in Philadelphia history happened on the 2400 block of S. 20thStreet.

On April 26, a camera caught the alleged thief:

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