HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – There were no smiles in the mugshots of two young men who were arrested after a viral video uploaded to the Internet from a stolen iPad led authorities straight to them.
Dillan Thompson,22, and Dorian Gaines, 21, were both charged with theft. Thompson appeared in detention court Thursday morning, but his partner in the alleged crime was not present.
According to Harris County sheriff's deputies, Thompson and Gaines swiped an iPad from a truck in River Oaks, then took selfies with it.
Randy Schaefer says when he walked out of his home Jan. 8, he found that someone had broken into his truck and stolen his property.
"I realized that my backpack had been stolen," Schaefer told Local 2. "I had cash in there and an iPad and a Macbook Pro."
Schaefer called police and thought that was the end of it -- until pictures of two men surfaced through his iCloud account.
"There were several pictures," Schaefer said. "There were about 15 pictures."
Soon after a video surfaced on YouTube called "Burger King Ballin." It shows two young men with thousands of dollars in $100 bills. The video appears to have been shot at a Burger King, possibly the same restaurant in Montrose where Schaefer believes the two took selfies and uploaded the video.