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Alleged burglar logs into Facebook on victim's computer

Updated: Thursday, June 26 2014, 12:51 PM EDT

A Minnesota man has become people's exhibit No. 1 for why a life of crime and a social media habit don't mix.

Nick Wig was arrested Thursday after allegedly breaking into a home in Dakota County, south of Minneapolis, authorities said.

His undoing, they said, was that he logged into his Facebook account on homeowner James Wood’s computer and forgot to log out.

Wood got home Thursday morning and found his front door had been unlocked and an outer screen had been removed from a window of his house, according to the criminal complaint. Wood told authorities that missing items included cash, a checkbook, credit cards, keys and a watch.

He also told police that someone had used his computer to log onto the Facebook page of “Nick Dub,” later identified as Nick Wig.

Later that morning, as Wood was driving in the neighborhood, Wood spotted a man on the street that looked like the man in the Facebook page photos and contacted authorities.


Read more: ABC News

Alleged burglar logs into Facebook on victim's computer


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