The New York Daily News published a front page article (see Treo 650 camera phone image below) about a Catholic schoolgirl who snapped a camera phone photo of a man who exposed himself in a subway and then showed the photo to a police officer who found and arrested the man, according to the May 5, 2005 article.
The article says:
"A subway pervert was caught in a flash yesterday by feisty Catholic schoolgirls armed with a cell phone camera in Queens, cops and witnesses said. The suspect sicko flashed the teens twice last week as they rode the F train toward their high school in Jamaica Estates.
"He got away -- but made the mistake of lurking inside the 179th St. station yesterday just as the girls stepped off the train at 7:30 a.m. Terrified, but determined to get the creep arrested, one of the girls snapped his photo with her cell phone and ran to NYPD Officer Vincent Tieniber for help, police sources said."
New age policing
The police officer ran down the subway platform and spotted the man getting on a train. The officer grabbed him and brought the man to girls, who identified him.
A high-ranking police source says the incident was, "A little bit of new-age policing."
What I did
I was at the library this afternoon and glanced at a stack of newspapers. The headline jumped out a me! I photographed the pages with the 650 and used a library computer to log onto the New York Daily News Web site. I was glad to see the article was online and sent it to myself.
(Written on and transmitted from my RIM BlackBerry, and the edited online.)
Note: I saved the Treo 650 photos to its SD card and transferred them to my desktop PC where I enhanced the images (knid of!) using Paint Shop Pro. Someone who really knows what he's doing could, I'm sure, make the images look much better than I did.
The "raw" images from the 650 (two of which are on my textamerica Treo 650 moblog) certainly were good enough to post. You can get an idea of the quality of the 650 images, before "enhancement," by looking at two of them on my moblog.