FB News: Burglar Checks Facebook at Victim’s Home, Forgets to Log Out

A Minnesota burglar has been arrested after breaking into a house, logging on to Facebook (FB), then forgetting to log out after he left.

The “this happened in Florida, right?” incident happened June 19 in Dakota County, south of Minneapolis.

Police saying 26-year-old Nicholas Wig stole cash, credit cards and a watch while the homeowner was away.

But the man’s decision to check his Facebook page cost him his freedom.

“World’s dumbest criminal,” homeowner James Wood told the local news station. “I don’t know.”

Wood posted on Wig’s Facebook page a message saying the criminal left behind some clothing items while he was robbing the house, and offered an exchange.

Wood called police on the walk to meet Wig, and police arrested him — saying that Wig was wearing the stolen watch when he was caught.

“This is a first case in Dakota County in which a suspected burglar left his Facebook profile on the computer screen of the victim’s computer,” Monica Jensen, spokesperson for the Dakota County Attorney’s Office, told ABC News.

Wig is charged with burglary in the second degree, a felony, and faces up to 10 years in prison and $20,000 in fines if convicted.

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