It was a riveting several hours on Twitter yesterday, as Joshua Kaufman, author of the popular Tumblr “This Guy Has My MacBook,” live tweeted the recapture of his stolen computer by the Oakland Police Department.
For those of you who have never heard of “This Guy Has My MacBook, here’s the backstory:
On March 21, 2011, my MacBook was stolen from my apartment in Oakland, CA. I reported the crime to the police and even told them where it was, but they can’t help me due to lack of resources. Meanwhile, I’m using the awesome app, Hidden, to capture these photos of this guy who has my MacBook.
During the two months he waited for police to take action, Kaufman snapped multiple photos of the alleged thief of his MacBook and posted them on his Tumblr. But, despite the evidence, police didn’t take any action until yesterday.
Things got juicy around 8 PM.
Kaufman then took this shot just an hour or so before police stormed the apartment.
A little while later, Kaufman got a call from Oakland PD that his nemesis was in custody and so was his MacBook. Follow the chain of events here. Really quite cool.