Alleged Burglar Forgets to Log Off Facebook

After noticing the Facebook page, James Wood says he used it to contact the suspect and get him arrested.
2:07 | 06/25/14

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Oh, my. We have been waiting to share this with you all morning. Linzey Janis is in the social square to bring you the Facebook thief, he checked his social media at the wrong time. Didn't he? He sure did. This is a cautionary tale, why a life of crime and a social media habit don't mix. It belongs to a suspected burglar, and his desire to check his account was his undoing. Authorities say that 26-year-old Nicolas whig broke into the home just days ago, stealing valuables, then leaving behind some incriminating evidence. He -- he pulled up his Facebook profile and left it up. Reporter: That's right, the suspect decided to check his Facebook page on James' computer. I came home from work, that screen was laying here. Reporter: Cash, credit cards, checkbook, watch, all gone. But he left behind his clothes, wet from the rain. When wood saw his Facebook page still up, he says he posted a message on his page, including his phone number, hoping someone would call with information about the break in. Instead, wood says, whig himself sent a text message. I replied, you left a few things at my house, how can I get them back to you? Reporter: He agreed to meet later that night, but he called 911 instead. He said he was wearing the stolen watch at the time of his arrest. World's dumbest criminals. Reporter: He has admitted to entering the home and charged with burglar and could face up to ten years in prison. He didn't have much of an option. No. Got to love stupid criminals. He went back. As dumb as it gets.

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