Remember this post, about Tiger Woods' golf ball being caught by a photographer in mid-flight as it headed toward the photographer? In a sinister parallel, Filipino councilman Reynaldo Dagsa was taking a picture of his family when he was murdered by a car thief he had helped send to jail. Bizarrely and tragically, Dagsa captured with his camera the muzzle flash of one of the shots that killed him.
The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported the story. This is the portion of the picture that shows the killer:
At least justice was served—with the help of the photograph, the murderer was identified and is now in custody.
(Thanks to Ben Derge)
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Featured Comment by Nikhil Ramkarran: "I was robbed at gunpoint earlier this year while out taking photos with a friend. My friend had taken a photo of the robbers just moments before they robbed us which we were able to use to identify the thieves. They were arrested just days later. Luckily for us, my friend was using a camera strap that they were unable to open in the time they had (my camera was taken and later recovered).
"The most important thing? I still managed not to break my photo a day project :) And when I got back my camera I was able to post my photo for that day too. I can smile now, but it was a terrifying experience, mitigated somewhat by a camera."