03/15/2013 01:32 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

'Stolen' iPad Pictures: Allen Engstrom Posts Woman's Selfies Online After Losing iPad

He may have lost his iPad, but Allen Engstrom of Little Rock, Ark., is not bitter -- only tickled.

According to ABC 7 News in Denver, Colo., Engstrom lost his iPad on a flight from Phoenix to Denver more than a month ago. But thanks to Apple's iCloud service, which allows the user to wirelessly send and sync data across multiple devices, Engstrom says he's been able to get a good look at the person who may have his iPad now. A really good look.

A mystery woman has apparently been taking silly selfies with Engstrom's iPad, and the pics have found their way to the Apple devices owned by Engstrom and his family.

Engstrom said he figured this out when his son showed him a bizarre picture that showed up in the family's photo stream.

"He said mommy, who's this? And of course she said, I have no idea who that is. It showed up on my phone too," Engstrom told CBS affiliate KTHV in Little Rock, Ark. "After a while we figured out what was going on. That's the person that has my iPad."

Since the revelation, Engstrom has been having some fun posting the selfies on his Twitter and Facebook accounts.

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Engstrom on Feb. 27 posted this snap on Facebook. He believes this woman now has his missing iPad. (Image credit: Allen Engstrom)

"Every time I get a picture of her it's like a continuing fountain of entertainment," he told Arkansas' Fox 16 News. He has reportedly received more than a dozen photos so far.

The iPad selfies have been causing quite a stir on social media. Dozens of Facebookers have commented on the snaps and many more have shared them.

"I am laughing so hard right now. I hate it for you but this is hilarious!" said one Facebook user last month.

Engstrom, who claims his name and contact information were engraved on the back of the iPad, says he doesn't feel bad about posting the pictures online and hopes the person who's in possession of it will return it.

"I have no problem with putting it on Facebook, because hey, it's fun for me and it's apparently fun for a lot of other people,” he told KTHV. “And there's always the chance that someone will say hey, I know who that is. And I want my iPad back."

Do you think the photos are fair game to share, or is it unfair to the woman, who is in all likelihood unaware of the unflattering pictures? Tell us below.



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