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Wis. Thief Caught By NJ Victim’s Photo Gets 5 Days

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The Myers family, from Bloomfield, NJ, posed for this picture while visiting Madison, Wisconsin; in the photo, a thief is seen stealing John Myers' bag. (Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Myers)

The Myers family, from Bloomfield, NJ, posed for this picture while visiting Madison, Wisconsin; in the photo, a thief is seen stealing John Myers’ bag. (Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Myers)

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin man whose theft of a tourist’s bag was captured in a photograph the tourist was taking has been sentenced to five days in jail.

Fifty-nine-year-old Glenn R. Lambright was given credit for time already served. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Saturday he was also fined nearly $500.

John Myers’ family from Bloomfield, N.J., had stopped in Madison several months ago and posed for a picture in front of the Wisconsin State Capitol.

Myers set the self-timer on his camera and hustled into the frame with his wife and two children. Behind them, someone grabbed their bag that held Myers’ wallet and credit cards.

After Myers discovered the bag missing, he checked his camera. The image showed Lambright taking their bag.

Lambright was sentenced this month.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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