Thief Taunts Burglary Victim on Facebook

Bold criminal posts photo on victim's Facebook page.
Bold criminal posts photo on victim's Facebook page.

Fresh from our "What were you thinking?" file, a thief who broke into a home and stole many items, including a winter coat, laptop, iPod and money, posted a picture of himself wearing said coat and holding said money on the teen's Facebook account. How did he get access? From the victim's laptop. We're talking a full facial picture of the burglar. You would think that a photo of the criminal, along with the ability to track the location of people through a laptop and Facebook, would have ended in an arrest by now. Nah. Taking a page straight from the Keystone cops, the D.C. cops haven't been able to locate the guy, even with a photo.


Facebook — with its privacy issues, including the new layout, which updates everybody about what you're doing and when — requires a subpoena to give information on the whereabouts of the laptop. You can follow mine and give out other people's information all day long, but not when it comes to a burglary. Oh, OK. This is a strange case indeed and one that highlights just how ridiculous our society operates. On the other hand, the conspiracy theorist in us wants to know what a teenager is doing with the kind of cash this burglar lifted. And it was just lying around? And the "in your face" taunt? Perhaps this wasn't a random burglary at all. We're just saying.

Read more at the Washington Post.

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