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'World's dumbest criminal' makes an epic Facebook blunder

'World's dumbest criminal' makes an epic Facebook blunder
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I put a lot of dumb criminal stories on my Happening Now page, and each one is as outrageous as the next.

This time around, it's a 26-year-old man in Minnesota that found himself in hot water after posting to Facebook.

Sounds innocent enough, right? Sure, logging into Facebook isn't a crime, but it is when you log in on a computer in the house you are robbing.

Turns out this dumb criminal didn't log out of his Facebook session before he stole the homeowner's credit cards, an undisclosed amount of cash and a watch. In turn, the thief left his tennis shoes, jeans and his belt, which were wet due to rain.

That's when James Wood, the homeowner, posted to the criminal's page, posting his phone number asking for any information.

The culprit then had the nerve to text Wood the next day.

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

The two then arranged a meeting to exchange the goods. Except that Wood was coming from a friend's house and spotted the culprit on the side of the road - all thanks to his Facebook profile photo - and Wood immediately called authorities.

The suspect was wearing Wood's watch at the time of his arrest and could face 10 years in prison and up to $20,000 in fines if found guilty.

“I’ve never seen this before,” Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom said. “It’s a pretty unusual case, might even make the late night television shows in terms of not being too bright.”

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Source: CBS Local
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