Imagine this. You're the founder of an up-and-coming company and someone keeps stealing Apple computers from your office. You've caught them on camera, but can't actually locate the thief. What do you do?
If you're a normal person, you call the police and turn the video evidence over to them. This small business owner, Jiyan Wei, decided to do something a little more drastic and take matters into his own hands, using what "seems like the easiest way to get (the suspect's) face in front of a few thousand San Francisco residents."
Wei made the suspect, whom he is calling "Lauren," a Tinder profile that reads, "I rob offices in SF. $5000 reward for identifying me. Email: Lauren@buildzoom.com."
And it turns out, this woman isn't just robbing one place. Once Wei posted the CCTV footage to his company blog, another startup contacted him to say they were also victim of a very similar crime. After comparing CCTV footage, they came to the conclusion that it's the same woman who robbed them both.
Below is footage of the thief in action.
What do you think? Is this small business owner justified in creating a Tinder profile for "Lauren"? Let me know by posting in the comments below.