23 year old Christopher Atherton had hidden his phone between his butt cheeks and took a selfie of himself when he was handcuffed in the back of a police van following an arrest for handling stolen goods.
When the police had discovered the phone, they found not only the selfie, but actual footage of a number of his break-ins, which pretty much made their jobs a whole lot easier.
He had broken into 3 small businesses in St. Helens and robbed the home of a 78 year old woman in Wigan. After the footage was found, he had no choice but to confess and was sent to jail today for a sentence of 21 months.
Examination of the phone also displayed him robbing a hairdressing shop, a specialist window firm and a care company from which he stole cash and stock totalling thousands of dollars between October and November last year.