Dumb criminals news: Thief checks FB during break-in, forgets to log out

Posted by: ST on June 24, 2014 at 6:38 pm
Picard facepalm

Yeah.

Derp! Via WCCO:

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota man is in jail because he logged on to Facebook.

Police say 26-year-old Nicholas Wig checked his profile from a home he broke into, and then he didn’t log off. It happened June 19 in South St. Paul.

“World’s dumbest criminal,” the homeowner James Wood said. “I don’t know.”

Wood had come home to find his house ransacked. His credit cards, cash and watch were all gone.

In their place, the thief had left a pair of Nike tennis shoes, jeans and a belt, that were all wet.  Wood said it had been raining outside.

“I started to panic,” he said. “But then I noticed he had pulled up his Facebook profile.”

Wood posted to Facebook using Wig’s profile, saying Wig had burglarized his home. He even shared his phone number to see if someone would call with information. Wig texted him later that day.

“I replied you left a few things at my house last night, how can I get them back to you,” Wood said.

Wig agreed to meet with Wood later that night. Wood believes Wig was under the impression he would give him back some of his clothes he had left at his home in exchange for a recycled cell phone Wig had stolen.

Wig was arrested a short time later.

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  1. NC Cop says:

    Thank you, Lord, for making them so stupid.

    :d

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    Having worked in the TX prison system, there is no brilliance behind bars. Some talent, yes, but no brilliance.

    My favorite included a dwarf who was part of a gang of house breakers. One night they broke in through a rear window, his friends lifting him up to enter. The cops showed up, answering a silent alarm. All the others left through the window but the midget was too short to reach the hole and was inside the house when the cops came in.