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Man sentenced for theft caught in photo

In this Aug. 21, 2010 file photo provided by the Myers family, John Myers, right, his wife Katharine, children Charlie, left, and Matilda, center, of Bloomfield, N.J., pose for a photo in front of the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis., as a man in the background is seen picking up John Myers' bag. The Wisconsin man who stole the bag was identified and has been sentenced to five days in jail. Fifty-nine-year-old Glenn R. Lambright was given credit for time already served. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, he was also fined nearly $500.  ((AP Photo/Myers Family via Wisconsin State Journal) )
In this Aug. 21, 2010 file photo provided by the Myers family, John Myers, right, his wife Katharine, children Charlie, left, and Matilda, center, of Bloomfield, N.J., pose for a photo in front of the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis., as a man in the background is seen picking up John Myers' bag. The Wisconsin man who stole the bag was identified and has been sentenced to five days in jail. Fifty-nine-year-old Glenn R. Lambright was given credit for time already served. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, he was also fined nearly $500. ((AP Photo/Myers Family via Wisconsin State Journal) )

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man captured in a vacationing family's photograph as he stole their bag in front of the Wisconsin State Capitol received a five-day jail sentence and a nearly $500 fine.

The Wisconsin State Journal reported Saturday that Glenn Lambright was given credit for time already served after pleading no contest to misdemeanor theft earlier in October.

Vacationer John Myers of Bloomfield, N.J., had set the self-timer on his camera and hustled into the frame with his wife and two children in August. Meanwhile, a man grabbed a bag containing Myers' wallet and other items.

After discovering the bag missing, Myers checked his camera and found a photo with a man picking up the bag in the background. Myers showed the photo to police, who recognized the man and tracked him down.




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