We may be able to file this one under the dumbest (alleged) criminal of the week. Investigators in Minnesota say 26-year-old Nicholas Wig broke into a home where he left with items that did not belong to him.
Apparently during the crime, Wig was wet from the rain and removed some of his clothing. We suppose he became distracted while checking his Facebook on the homeowner’s computer.
When Wig left, according to police, he left a key piece of evidence behind – HIS IDENTITY. According to multiple reports, Wig forgot to logoff his Facebook account.
So what did the homeowner do? He posted a message on Wig’s account.
According to FOX 4, the homeowner said, “I shared his photo and said watch out for this guy he’s a thief.” If that wasn’t enough, the homeowner also left his cell phone number to Wig’s followers to find out where he may be.
Around 7 p.m. that night, according to the report, he received a text message — from Wig himself! “I replied you left a few things at my house last night how can I get them back to you,” the report added.
Wood set up a meeting and FOX 4 said when Wig was walking toward the home…. that’s when he called police.
Wig is facing a charge of burglary in the second degree and ABC News said he could face up to 10 years behind bars.
Read more: ABC News