Kevin Hart is making light of a serious situation by posting a fake photo of the person who burgled his home earlier this month (Jun16).
Robbers broke into the Ride Along star's Tarzana, California property and reportedly got away with $500,000 (GBP353,000) worth of jewelry, watches and clothes.
Hart, who was in Miami, Florida at the time of the incident, arrived to find his home in disarray and reported the theft.
And as detectives have already begun scouring through surveillance video for clues about the identities of the suspects involved in the robbery, the comedian jokingly turned to his 37 million Instagram followers in hopes they could provide some extra insight.
On Wednesday (22Jun16), Hart posted a close-up shot of a man wearing a ski mask, showing only his eyebrows and mischievous eyes. However, the picture was actually cropped from a stock photo of the image that was used in a TMZ article published Monday (20Jun16) about his burglary, and not a real shot of the purported robbers.
Hart wrote the caption, "Here is a picture from the security cameras of the (clown) that's been robbing houses... Real smart move wearing the cool ski mask that shows ur eyebrows & the bags under ur eyes."
"We are on yo (butt) man," he added. "I'm about to show u the power of social media....One of my followers might recognize u and might not like you which would mean that they could careless about giving u up....Lets play a game of tell on the robber real quick...who knows I might get lucky!!!!!"
In the TMZ article, law enforcement sources told the site the burglary at Hart's home could be linked to the other recent celebrity robberies throughout Hollywood.
In recent weeks, the homes of Chris Brown, Scott Disick and Blac Chyna have all been broken into, with burglars zeroing in on jewelry.
The incidents echo the infamous Bling Ring gang, who stole clothing, jewelry and money from stars' homes while they were at parties and events in 2008 and 2009.