Dumb Burglar Logged Into Facebook During Robbery, Forgot To Log Out

Lauren Eissler Contributor
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A dumb burglar broke into a house and logged onto Facebook during the robbery. The man then proceeded to leave without logging off.

Nicholas Wig, 26, also left some of his own belongings in the house in South St. Paul, Minn., on June 19, according to Minneapolis CBS affiliate WCCO.

“World’s dumbest criminal,” homeowner James Wood said.

Wig ransacked the house and stole credit cards, cash and a watch. He also left tennis shoes, jeans and a belt. The clothes were all wet. Wood said that it had been raining outside, and he started to panic when he saw his ransacked house. “But then I noticed he had pulled up his Facebook profile,” Wood said.

Wood shared his phone number and posted on Wig’s page. In an even dumber move, Wig texted Wood 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.

And they agreed to meet that night. Wood was heading back to his house from a friend’s house and saw Wig. Wood immediately called police. If Wig, who was wearing Wood’s watch when arrested, is convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison and $20,000 in fines.

A Dakota county attorney said that he’s never seen this before. “It’s a pretty unusual case,” James Backstrom said, “might even make the late night television shows in terms of not being too bright.”

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