Katy McCaffrey’s stolen iPhone automatically uploads photos taken by thief, she creates Facebook album with commentary
          

Katy McCaffrey posts photos from her iPhone stolen while on the Disney Wonder cruise ship

It appears that every cloud does have a silver lining, even the iCloud! Katy McCaffrey had her iPhone stolen in April while aboard the Disney Wonder cruise ship and assumed she would never see it again. Then, last month, photos began to show up on her iCloud stream thanks to an Apple feature called “Photostream” that automatically stores and syncs your personal documents – including all of your pictures!

The photos appeared to be taken by a Disney Wonder employee she calls “Nelson” and feature him partying, watching the sunset, and posing with other Disney Wonder employees. There were even a number of pictures of a woman (who is apparently pregnant) Katy assumes to be Nelson’s girlfriend.

Katy took 20 of the photos and created an album on Facebook which she titled “Stolen iPhone Adventures” that includes 20 publicly viewable images with Katy brief, but clearly bitter, commentary. Earlier today the album went viral after an initial article on NYMag.com brought attention to it. At the time of this article the album has been shared 8,127 times!

Katy McCaffrey's Stolen iPhone Adventure Facebook album photos

But humiliating “Nelson” isn’t the only compensation coming Katy’s way because a Disney spokesman revealed to USA Today that the iPhone had been recovered and the employee in question had been placed on “administrative leave.” From USA Today:

A Disney spokesperson said the line became aware of the Facebook photos and the alleged theft yesterday, and said the iPhone had been recovered. It is currently on the Wonder, and the line intends to return it to the owner when the ship’s current cruise ends.

The spokesperson said that while situation is being investigated, the crew member, who is still on the Wonder, is on administrative leave and has been restricted from guest areas.

As the New York Magazine article says, it is possible the alleged thief bought the phone from someone else, or that there is some other explanation as to why he had the phone in his possession.

Either way, Disney said it takes this matter “very seriously.”

“We have a zero tolerance policy for this type of behavior,” the spokesperson added. “We are taking aggressive action.”

What are the odds Katy gets a free cruise out of this? And I’m thinking maybe even an Apple Photostream commercial!

Just in case the Facebook album gets deleted or made private, here are all 20 photos in order with Katy McCaffrey’s captions for your enjoyment:

This is Nelson. Nelson has my stolen iPhone. This is Nelson. Nelson has my stolen iPhone.


This is Nelson's girlfriend.This is Nelson’s girlfriend.


Apparently she works at the spa.Apparently she works at the spa.


Nelson likes to take photos of buildings in Mexico with stolen phones.Nelson likes to take photos of buildings in Mexico with stolen phones.


He also like to take photos of Cabo San Lucas...He also like to take photos of Cabo San Lucas…


...and his super cool friends.…and his super cool friends.


These are some of Nelson's friends and crewmates on board the Disney Wonder.These are some of Nelson’s friends and crewmates on board the Disney Wonder.


Here are some more of his friends...Here are some more of his friends…


...gosh they look a cool group of folks...…gosh they look a cool group of folks…


...very chill.…very chill.


Here's the crew dining room that Nelson likes to eat in.Here’s the crew dining room that Nelson likes to eat in.


Here's a bird Nelson needed a photo of.Here’s a bird Nelson needed a photo of.


And here's a beautiful sunset Nelson had time to capture, all on my stolen iPhone.And here’s a beautiful sunset Nelson had time to capture, all on my stolen iPhone.


Nelson also likes to party! And who's that? Why that's the co captain of the Disney Wonder! Sure looks like they had a swell time.Nelson also likes to party! And who’s that? Why that’s the co captain of the Disney Wonder! Sure looks like they had a swell time.


Uh oh. Nelson's girlfriend does not look happy with him. I understand the feeling.Uh oh. Nelson’s girlfriend does not look happy with him. I understand the feeling.


Maybe she saw him pose with these two pirate hookers on board the Disney Wonder. No denying it Nelson, that's your name tag, isn't it?!Maybe she saw him pose with these two pirate hookers on board the Disney Wonder. No denying it Nelson, that’s your name tag, isn’t it?!


I guess she got over it though...I guess she got over it though…


...and went on to celebrate with him and the rest of the Disney Wonder castmembers and my stolen phone.…and went on to celebrate with him and the rest of the Disney Wonder castmembers and my stolen phone.


Cheers to you Nelson!Cheers to you Nelson!


And cheers to you Disney Wonder whom Nelson loves enough to photo-document his entire life with, using my stolen phone.And cheers to you Disney Wonder whom Nelson loves enough to photo-document his entire life with, using my stolen phone.

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    • Neacy

      Not even entirely sure who this girl is but she is now my favorite celeb. I laughed so hard at this. This is the reason I come to Starcasm… literally made my night :)

      • Gerald Durrell

        How did she know his name,”Nelson”…?

        • Courtney

          It says she named him that…Also it’s in quotes!

    • W-Blog

      I would be careful. Maybe the original thief sold it and this guy just stupidly and innocently bought it … and might sue her later for whatever (defamation, posting his pictures without permission, …)?!

      • Erica

        I very seriously doubt that he will or even has a right to sue seeing that she’s the registered owner of the phone and it’s content (i.e. pictures).

      • Kait

        She’ll be fine, it’s actually illegal to buy stolen goods (Even unknowingly), because its the buyers job to check the serial number.

    • Will

      LOL She got over it though! XD This is almost too good to be real, the angry birds shirt is f-in great!

    • Gerald Durrell

      Oh! I got it, might be from his name tag..

 

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