Man logs on to own Facebook account while burglarizing home
By Jay Dillon
A Minnesota man found himself behind bars after he mixed his social media habits with his alleged criminal ones.Nicholas Wig was arrested last week in Minneapolis after police say he broke into a home, used a computer in the home, and checked his Facebook profile before forgetting to log off and leave.James Wood says he came home last Thursday morning and found his home ransacked. "Credit cards, cash for a soccer tournament, checkbook, watch. Kinda started to panic," Wood said.He opened his computer and found Wig's profile was logged in on Facebook.com. So he posted a status on Wig's behalf.He shared a photo and wrote 'watch out for this guy he's a thief.' Wig's friends commented and it kept going. He also left a phone number for anyone who knows where Wig was to call him.That's when he got a text form Wig himself."I replied you left a few things at my house last night how can I get them back to you."Wig agreed to meet up with him under the impression that he could give back Wood's cell phone in exchange for clothes he left at his home. When Wig walked up to the house, Wood called police. They arrived and put him in cuffs. Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom says he's thankful Wig was caught but he was baffled by his decision to log in to Facebook."It's a pretty unusual case might even make the late night television shows in terms of not being too bright."Wig has been charged with burglary in the second degree, a felony, authorities said. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in jail and up to $20,000 in fines.
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