This is me’: Accused thief leaves video of himself on stolen cameraHouaka Yang
http://lacrossetribune.com/news/loca...#ixzz1viStPh7ZLa Crosse man recorded himself on a stolen camera taunting police. Now he’s in jail, and the videos are on YouTube.
“This is my house, yes, and a stolen camera that I stole,” he says. “But it’s OK, the cops won’t figure it out.”
He continues: “Oh yeah, to introduce you, my name is Houaka Yang, so yeah. How do you do?”
He left behind a trail of videos of himself on the camera he stole late May 11 from an unlocked car outside the home of Republican state Senate candidate Bill Feehan.
Chris Rochester is Feehan’s spokesman and the camera’s owner. He got his camera back last week but didn’t find the suspect’s home movies until after he filmed Gov. Scott Walker’s visit to La Crosse on Monday.
“I was surprised,” Rochester said. “It goes into Jay Leno’s stupid criminals.”
Rochester put one video on YouTube and titled it “Stupid criminal: Dude who stole my handycam records himself saying ‘hi.’”
Yang and his 13-year-old co-defendant, also of La Crosse, admitted breaking into Feehan’s car and several others after confronted with home surveillance video that captures the eight-minute crime, according to La Crosse police reports.
They turned over an array of stolen items, including the video camera. Both now face theft charges. Yang also faces a bail jumping charge because he was out on bond for stealing items from cars.
Dumbest criminal ever steals camera, records himself taunting Wisconsin police, is arrested [video]
http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2...sted_video.phpYou have to wonder how Houaka Yang mustered the brain power to figure out how to operate the damn thing.
Yang, 20, stole a camera from an unlocked car outside the La Crosse home of Bill Feehan, a Republican state Senate candidate. He then shot a short video with the camera, introducing himself and confessing to the theft.
"This is my house, yes, and a stolen camera that I stole," Yang says during one brilliant particularly passage in the video. "But it's ok, the cops won't figure it out." Yes, it'll be especially hard for them given that you just went on camera and confessed!
The La Crosse Tribune reports that Yang has a history of stealing stuff from cars. On May 11, he and a 13-year-old accomplice broke into several vehicles, including one with the camera, during an eight-minute crime spree that was caught on a home surveillance video system. Authorities watched the tape, recognized Yang and arrested him, capturing the camera and a number of other stolen items in the process.
On Monday, Chris Rochester, Feehan's spokesman, was filming Gov. Scott Walker's visit to La Crosse with the stolen-and-returned camera when he finally noticed Yang's unbelievably stupid confession clip.
"I was surprised," Rochester told the Tribune. "It goes into Jay Leno's stupid criminals." He later uploaded the video for our collective viewing pleasure.