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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -
Today's Most...Interesting photograph: A sheriff's department in Tampa now has pictures of a man who stole a smartphone,  thanks to the phone.

The owner of the phone had an app called Lookout on his Samsung 4. When a man stole it, and tried to unlock it, Lookout automatically snapped photos of him.

The app then forwarded the photos to the victim's email address, and the victim passed them on to the Hillsborough Sheriff's Department.

The department released the photos, hoping they'll lead to the suspect.

There are multiple apps that can take pictures like Lookout did, and there are also GPS-based ones that would be able to trace the phone.

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