MADISON, Wis. (CBS/WISC) The camera of a vacationing New Jersey family helped capture a man who allegedly nabbed their belongings while they stood smiling in front of the Wisconsin State capital.
John Myers, of Bloomfield, N.J. was in Madison for a wedding, when he set the self-timer on his camera and scurried into frame for a family photo. But while the family's back was turned, someone snatched their bag - which had Myers' wallet and other personal items inside.
Once Myers realized his bag was missing, he checked his camera: the photo showed a man picking up the bag.
"I looked at the picture really quickly, saw that we were all looking in the direction of the camera and that no one blinked," Myers told CBS affiliate WISC.
He showed the image to officers, who apparently recognized the culprit.
"I was amazed. [The police] looked at the picture and right away two [officers] went running out the door," Myers said.
Police officers found the suspect, Glenn R. Lambright, 59, who they say still had the bag.
Lambright pleaded not guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor theft.