Published: Nov 09, 2010 4:52 PM EST
Updated: Nov 09, 2010 1:52 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A man accused of stealing a cell phone may have snapped just enough evidence to help police track him down.

St. Petersburg Police say the thief sent photos of his face - and genitalia - to an acquaintance named "Jewls."

Police say on Oct. 25, 31-year-old William Hitchcock discovered that someone broke into his 2000 Chevrolet pickup and took his cell phone. He didn't report it until he saw his account and noticed that someone had used it to send three photo messages.

When Hitchcock reviewed the messages, he discovered that at least one had a picture attached, which showed a close-up facial view of the apparent suspect.