Crime and Punishment

Man Arrested For Sexting Cop With Lingerie Selfies

Mr. Kirleis. (Collier County Sheriff's Office)

A 30-year-old Florida man was arrested on Sunday morning after sending a slew of lewd selfies to an unsuspecting cop.

The man, Paul Kirleis, first called 9-1-1 to report a suspicious vehicle, Wink News reports. A police officer returned the call on his department-issued cell phone. Mr. Kirleis allegedly followed up by texting the cop six times, and then sending him naked and lingerie-clad selfies. Read More

And Then He Pinned Me

Cops Now Pinning Mugshots to Pinterest Because the Police Can Be Aspirational Too

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Few social networks are as adroit at triggering man’s aspirational impulse as Pinterest. Of course, different people covet different things. In the case of police departments in fourteen cities–including Pottstown, Penn., Kansas City, Mo. and now Philadelphia–Buzzfeed reports that cops are using Pinterest to advertise what want to catch: criminals. Read More

Meanwhile Back at the Valley

Palo Alto PD Plans to Live-Tweet a Friday Night, Because of Course

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Is there any place more constantly connected than Silicon Valley? The latest illustration: The Palo Alto Police Department is doing a “virtual ride-along,” on Friday night, via Twitter (of course.)

Is anyone else now picturing Jack Dorsey inviting himself along, providing design tips and suggestions for simplification as Palo Alto’s finest attempt to do their Read More


Booting Up: Day After iPhone Christmas Edition

Today even perfectly functional iPhones look like this. (Photo:

Don’t look now, but is that the University of California doing a spot of patent trolling? This august institution has just sued Facebook, Disney, and Wal-Mart for infringing on patents related to browsers running interactive applications. [PC World]

In which Apple presentations are compared to Victorian magic tricks, as explained in Christopher Nolan’s 2006 classic, The Prestige. [TechCrunch]

This list of 11 things you can do with your old iPhone strangely omits an important option: Sacrificially burning it under a full moon in a midnight ritual to propitiate the great gods of technology in the hopes of receiving NFC in the next update. [USA Today]

Brits discover the world’s oldest color film footage “gathering dust in a tin.” [The Verge]