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‘World’s dumbest criminal’ checks Facebook on burglary victim’s computer and forgets to log off

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota man was arrested after he burglarized a home, checked his Facebook profile on the victim’s computer and forgot to log off, according to WCCO.

Nicholas Wig, 26, checked his Facebook on June 19 during a burglary at a home in Minneapolis.

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

When Wood came home, he found credit cards, cash and his watch were all gone. In their place the thief left tennis shoes, jeans and a belt. Wood said they were all wet because it had been raining.

“I started to panic,” he said. “But then I noticed he had pulled up his Facebook profile.”

When Wood realized the account was still logged in, Wood posted to Wig’s profile saying he had burglarized his home. Wood also posted his phone number to see if someone would call him with more information.

Wig texted him 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.

Wig met Wood later that night. Wood believes Wig believed he would return his clothes in exchange for a recycled phone Wig had stolen.

Wood immediately called police and Wig was arrested at the scene.

Read more: WCCO

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