Thief caught after stopping to check Facebook

A 19 year old Pennsylvanian man has been arrested after stopping to check his account on social networking website Facebook whilst burgling a house, and then forgetting to log out again.

According to The Journal of West Virginia, Jonathan G. Parker, of Fort Loudoun, PA, is alleged to have stolen two diamond rings from the property, worth more than $3,500. The victim called police after noticing evidence of a break in through a bedroom window and other signs that there had been an intruder looking around her home.

She later also noticed that the burglar had used her computer and that his Facebook account was still logged in, and realised that she was missing two diamond rings that had been in her dresser which was located in the same room as the computer.

A friend of the victim happened to know where Parker was staying so as part of the investigation police went to the address. There they found a friend of his who said that the alleged burglar didn't live there but visited him occasionally. He also revealed that on the night before the incident occurred Parker had asked him if he wanted to help with the break in, although his friend had refused.

Parker has been arraigned of one count of felony daytime burglary and remains in custody, with a bail of $10,000. If found guilty of the theft he could face between one and ten years in prison, a large price to pay for a small Facebook addiction.

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