This had to happen: Periscope stream leads to burglary suspects

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We all scream for ice cream, but somebody live-streamed while boosting a batch from a truck in Utah this week, according to local news reports.

Police tracked down two juveniles who confessed to the burglary after posting video on Periscope, according to

Juveniles caught in ice cream truck burglary after posting video on Periscope reported:

Investigators said both teens admitted to stealing the ice cream and randomly placing the tubs of ice cream on neighbors’ front porches as gifts.

I recently shared that police in India are asking citizens to “report and record crimes using the live-streaming app,” but it would really be easier if perpetrators shared their own crimes in progress.