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Reported by Krystle Crossman
Nick Wig of St. Paul, Minnesota is apparently addicted to Facebook. His social media cravings were so intense, in fact, that he couldn’t help but to check his Facebook while he was in the middle of a burglary of a Dakota County home. The owner, James Wood, said that he came home to find the place completely ransacked. He then noticed something odd on his computer, which was still there. Facebook glared at Wood from the screen, but after looking over the profile, he realized that it was not his own.
Wood immediately called the police to alert them of the crime. The next thing that he did was to update Wig’s Facebook status and contact his friends to try and find his location. He was driving later on that day and noticed a man walking on the street that looked just like the man on his computer. Wood called the police who arrested Wig when they found a watch that matched the victim’s watch description on his wrist. He admitted that he had gone into the home and taken things. He also admitted to logging in to Facebook while he was in the home committing the burglary.
Wood was very glad that Wig didn’t think about logging out of Facebook or else they would’ve never figured out who took their things. Wig is currently being charged with second-degree burglary, which carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. He may also have to pay fines, which can go up to $20,000. The bail was set at $25,000. Wig is not allowed to have contact with Wood or his family. He must also remain free from drugs or alcohol. Hopefully this will make Wig think twice about burglary and the use of social media. If nothing else, perhaps he will learn to log off of the site when he is done with it.