Friday, September 18, 2009

Doofus Of The Day #271

Today's Doofus is from Pennsylvania.

The popular online social networking site Facebook helped lead to an alleged burglar's arrest after he stopped [to] check his account on the victim's computer, but forgot to log out before leaving the home with two diamond rings.

Jonathan G. Parker, 19, of Fort Loudoun, Pa., was arraigned Tuesday one count of felony daytime burglary.

According to court records, Deputy P.D. Ware of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department responded on Aug. 28 to the victim's home after she reported the burglary.

She told police that someone had broken into her home through a bedroom window.

There were open cabinets in her garage, and other signs of a burglar.

The victim later noticed that the intruder also used her computer to check his Facebook status, and his account was still open when she checked the computer.

The victim later noticed that she was missing two diamond rings from her dresser in the same room as her computer.

The two rings were worth more than $3,500, reports indicate.

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As of Tuesday evening, Parker remained in custody at the Eastern Regional Jail on $10,000 bail.

If convicted he faces one to 10 years in prison.

There's more at the link.

I ask you . . . checking his Facebook account on his victim's computer! Even if he'd logged out, traces of his activity would have remained, even if only with the victim's ISP's records of online activity through her Internet connection. How dumb can you get?



PeterT said...

Judging by many Facebook users? Pretty darned stupid!

Old NFO said...

stoopid is as stoopid does...