UPDATE: Police say that the stolen phone has been returned to its owner.
According to out sister station KTVI, Sandy Barbee’s stolen phone was sold. The person who purchased the phone turned it in to O’Fallon police and Barbee’s daughter Alicia Warren picked it up from there.
Police say no one is in custody and the investigation is on-going.
O’FALLON, Ill. - Sandy Barbee said the woman who stole her iPhone had the nerve to post a selfie on her Facebook page.
Barbee was shopping for work supplies at Sam’s Club Tuesday night when she went to the bathroom to wash her hands. That is when she discovered her iPhone 5 was missing.
Barbee did everything possible to find her phone including asking employees at the store for help.
Hours later a selfie of an unknown woman showed up on Sandy’s Facebook page along with a vulgar post.
“She’s posting pictures on my Facebook page where my friends are,” Barbee said.
The post was so outrageous Barbee’s daughter Alicia Warren shared it with hundreds of people online hoping to identify the woman.
“Why would you post your picture on someone else’s Facebook page if you steal someone’s phone and take some pictures of yourself, we now we know who you are and what you look like,” Warren said.
The family also called the phone to try and recover it and got a wild response.
“They answered the phone a girl used four letter words and said if you want your phone you better give me money,” Barbee said.
Police are investigating the case.
“Without my phone I am lost because that’s my only phone, I don’t have a house phone. It’s for my business. They have a lot of nerve to do this they should`ve returned it. I would’ve been thankful,’”Barbee said.