Facebook Addict? Burglar Caught After Logging on at Victim’s House

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Some people just can’t fight the urge to check their Facebook account all the time, but this one has some scratching their head, and police laughing.

A man is sitting in a Minnesota jail because he logged into Facebook, while he was allegedly committing a crime.

When James Wood came home last week, his home had been ransacked. Several items were missing, including credit cards, cash, and personal accessories.

But Wood noticed his computer was still there, and it was pulled up to a specific Facebook page.


Nicholas Wig allegedly logged into Facebook on the victim’s computer, leading to a conversation with the victim.
Courtesy: WCCO

That’s right, investigators say 26-year-old Nicholas Wig was logged into Facebook, on the victim’s computer.

Wood decided to update Wig’s status, and then shared his photo. “I shared his photo and said ‘watch out for this guy, he’s a thief’,” Wood said.

He also left his phone number so anyone who was friends with Wig and saw the post, could contact Wood.

Police say it was Wig himself who contacted Wood, his alleged victim.

“I replied ‘you left a few things at my house last night how can I get them back to you’,” said Wood.

Wig, the alleged burglar, agreed to meet Wood, his alleged victim, under the impression the two would exchange items.

As Wig approached the home, Wood called police. He was arrested, and could face up to ten years in prison and $20,000 in fines if convicted.

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