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Picture of the Year? Man Caught Stealing in Vacation Photo

(CBS/AP)

Man Gets 5-day Sentence For Theft Caught In Photo
(CBS/AP)

MADISON, Wis. (CBS/WISC/AP) See the guy in the shorts bending over in the doorway? Yeah, that guy.

He's busy getting caught stealing this nice family's belongings.

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, whereupon he noticed the guy in the back of the frame.

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 told CBS affiliate WISC.

The man who did not want his picture taken was known to police as Glenn Lambright. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Saturday that Lambright received a five-day jail sentence and a nearly $500 fine. However, he was given credit for time already served, after pleading no contest to misdemeanor theft earlier this month.

And now the Myers family has a vacation photo to last a lifetime.

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