Burglar Forgot To Log Off Facebook. Got Apprehended

Sarah Chong
12:45 am on Sep 19, 2009

facebook burglar

Jonathan G. Parker, 19 was one burglar who could multi-task.

After breaking into a Martinsburg, West Virginia house and stealing 2 diamonds rings worth more than $3500, he had enough time to use the victim’s computer to Google “best escape routes”.

If that’s not enough, he also logged into his Facebook profile and updated his Facebook status that read,

“OMG LOLZ brkin into sum1s house!”

Well, guess what? He forgot to log off his account. Talking about smart. Not only did he get himself into trouble, he also indirectly exposed his accomplice who happened to be a mutual friend of Parker and the victim (yes that’s how he was found out).

Parker faces 1 to 10 years of Facebook-less imprisonment.

What did we tell you about being watched? Even if he did log off his account, he did not make himself hard to catch with a status like that. No matter what’s your profession (burglars or doctors), you got to be selective with sharing. But what can we say? Some people just don’t think much.

(And yes, we're serious about ethics and transparency. More information here.)

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