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He posted a series of YouTube videos admitting to crimes. Now he’s in jail

This guy was arrested after detailing Rancho Cordova house burglary in a video

After viewing a series of YouTube videos in which a man admits to committing several crimes and even displays the tools used, Rancho Cordova detectives recognized Cameron May, 29. Detectives recently completed another investigation involving the R
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After viewing a series of YouTube videos in which a man admits to committing several crimes and even displays the tools used, Rancho Cordova detectives recognized Cameron May, 29. Detectives recently completed another investigation involving the R

More charges have been added to a Rancho Cordova resident’s rap sheet after he confessed to burglarizing a fumigated house in a video posted to YouTube.

Cameron May, 29, was already in Sacramento County jail custody when investigators in Ohio discovered a YouTube video of him admitting to burglarizing a house, according to a Rancho Cordova Police Department media release.

On Feb. 2, the investigators sent the video to Rancho Cordova police, who had arrested May two days prior on drug and theft charges. Further investigation uncovered a dozen more videos where May admitted to other crimes, even displaying his burglary tools on occasion.

In the video, May describes jumping a fence and cutting a tent to enter a house being fumigated and stealing items he believed to be valuable. Rancho Cordova police said they were able to recover several items, including a car, and return them to their rightful owners.

“I know I’m an a--hole. I’m a (expletive) dirtbag,” May said. “But I gotta eat. Bad habits.”

May has been charged with seven felonies – three counts of vehicle theft, two counts of burglary and individual counts of receiving a known stolen vehicle and buying or receiving stolen property. He has also been charged with five misdemeanors – possession of a controlled substance, possession of narcotics paraphernalia, check fraud and two counts of possession of burglar’s tools.

May is being held in Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center without bail ahead of a settlement conference on Thursday. He has no prior criminal record in Sacramento County.

Benjy Egel: 916-321-1052, @BenjyEgel

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