Science & Technology

YouTube Tests Honor Among Thieves


After a pair of thieves took two wristwatches right from under the noses of the employees of Big Sticks Fine Cigars in Mesa, Arizona, the store owner decided to take the usual Wanted poster a little farther. He posted footage from his security cameras on YouTube and offered a reward for anyone who identifies the crooks.

"I wanted to make them famous," [store owner Bob] Guertin said. "There's no honor among thieves, and his best friend today might be the one turning on him for a thousand bucks tomorrow."

More benefits of living in Surveillance Nation: Crowdsourcing your detective work instead of waiting for police to track down a couple of guys who stole a couple of watches.

Do your part to fight crime, check out the video here.

Read more about the upsides (and a few downsides) of zero privacy here and here.