Left in stolen BMW, camera's selfie porn clues may help catch thieves

A young man eyes his own Facebook page in his home near Fish Creek Park in Calgary, Alta., on...

A young man eyes his own Facebook page in his home near Fish Creek Park in Calgary, Alta., on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. He claims his dad's BMW X5 was stolen and that when it was recovered a previously unknown camera was also inside with photos of two people posing beside what looks to be the same car. (Lyle Aspinall/QMI Agency)

Michael Platt, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:46 AM ET

CALGARY -- It's said pride comes before a fall -- or perhaps it should be minds go after the crack?

The latter might explain the thought process, or lack thereof, that led two people to snap smug selfies in front of a hot BMW, before leaving a camera and crack pipe behind in the stolen SUV.

At least that how it appeared to Justin Exner, two days after his father's BMW X5 was stolen from their southwest home.

The immaculate silver SUV with personalized plates vanished in the pre-dawn on Aug. 12, only to reappear at a Calgary impound lot two days later, full of cigarette butts, burns and a collection of presumably pilfered items, ranging from an iPod to speaker sets and a bicycle.

Among the flotsam and jetsam of an apparent petty crime spree sat a camera and a crack pipe.

The pipe was empty -- but not the camera.

There on the memory card, Exner and his dad Darren found a disturbing portfolio of images, featuring a gaunt young couple with a clear admiration for gangsta fashion -- as well as each other.

Along with the usual sort of poses, Exner found naked shots of the woman, and pictures of the pair making love.

"Trust me, you don't want to see those picture," said Exner, his laugh laced with disgust.

Of course, pictures of a couple in the throes of passion don't make for a compelling criminal case -- but photos of the same skinny pair posing with what appears to be the stolen BMW sure lead to a pointed questions about who they are and what their connection to the crime may be.

"They left a whole bunch of stuff behind, including the camera," said Exner.

"I guess when they were done with (the SUV), they were just too stupid to take everything with them."


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