Having your iPhone stolen can be a nightmare. There's the invasion of privacy, potentially losing all your contacts, the feeling you've lost touch with the world, not to mention the sheer expense of buying a new phone.
But what if there was a way to remotely look through your phone's camera and see the thief in action?
That's exactly what happened to Katy McCaffrey who, according to her Facebook account, had her iPhone stolen back in April while aboard a ship operated by Disney Wonder Cruise Lines.
Now, a man who appears to be a Disney employee named Nelson has been taking photos with her phone, all of which soon began automatically uploading to her Apple iCloud Photo Stream account.
McCaffrey has since gotten some sweet revenge by making 20 of those photos --with commentary to match -- available to the public in a Facebook album titled "Stolen iPhone Adventures."
"This is Nelson. Nelson has stolen my iPhone," McCaffrey writes.
From there, the captions only get better, as she remarks on Nelson's possible love interest -- who appears to work at the spa -- his "super cool friends" and his affection for snapping pics of Cabo from afar.
According to comments McCaffrey made on the Facebook album, it's unclear whether Nelson has any idea that the photos are automatically uploading to her Photo Stream account. As New York magazine pointed out, it's also unclear whether Nelson actually stole the phone, as they try to give him the benefit of the doubt, saying he may have unwittingly bought the phone from someone.
Intentions aside, it's not likely Nelson will be taking many more pictures on the phone: More than 3,000 people have shared the album and Disney has been notified of the incident, so there's a good chance Nelson is going to get caught pretty soon.
"I have alerted the officials of the Disney Cruiseline and forwarded them the photos" McCaffrey wrote on Facebook. "Hopefully I'll get my phone back and maybe some free passes to Disneyland."
See the "Stolen iPhone Adventures" photo album in the slideshow below:
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