Minnesota police arrested a burglary suspect who apparently forgot to log out of Facebook after checking his profile during a break-in at a St. Paul home.

The homeowner came back to his house and found that credit cards, cash and a watch were missing. The thief had also left behind a pair of Nike tennis shoes, jeans and a belt that he apparently discarded because it had been raining outside.

He also left behind his information on James Wood’s computer.

“World’s dumbest criminal,” Wood told CBS Minnesota. “I don’t know. I started to panic, but then I noticed he had pulled up his Facebook profile.”

Wood began posting on Nicholas Wig’s profile and the 26-year-old eventually texted him. After they made a plan to meet up later to exchange items, Wood went for a walk. He then spotted Wig on the street and called police…

When Wig was arrested, he was wearing Wood’s watch.


  1. orchidcup says:

    We all know how important it is to check your Facebook page for updates.

    I suppose it is a good idea not to leave clothing and shoes behind after burglarizing a home and checking Facebook.

  2. mojo says:

    Crooks R Dum

  3. Tim says:

    Next time, that little progressive will learn how to install the free http://tech.eu/features/1872/adblock-plus-facebook-tracking/

    {he’s kinda cute, though — kinda says ‘vote for pedro’}

  4. RE@DER says:

    There are 3 billion people on Earth and only 1 billion real jobs and with robotics and automation the gap will keep growing with robots increasing. At least you can trust the robots.

    In the year of Uzziah’s death, the Lord commissioned the prophet to go out and warn the people of the wrath to come. “Tell them what a worthless lot they are.” He said, “Tell them what is wrong, and why and what is going to happen unless they have a change of heart and straighten up. Don’t mince matters. Make it clear that they are positively down to their last chance. Give it to them good and strong and keep on giving it to them. I suppose perhaps I ought to tell you,” He added, “that it won’t do any good. The official class and their intelligentsia will turn up their noses at you and the masses will not even listen. They will all keep on in their own ways until they carry everything down to destruction, and you will probably be lucky if you get out with your life.” Isaiah’s Job (1936)

    That ranks up with a bank stick up note on your deposit slip.

    • The Spirit says:

      I told Uzziah not to touch the damn box, don’t ya know?? It was a giant leyden jar with wood dielectric substrate and gold inside and out but with the added benifit of an electron/beta emmission piling up charge from a source such as {whatever that brand that piles up electrons is/be} inside.

      he got the ol’ zapparoo. that happens to bots, sometimes.

    • Tim says:

      “”Give it to them good and strong and keep on giving it to them.

      Just for shits and giggles, could you link to that in the original aramaic?????

  5. RE@DER says:

    “It seems a man, wanting to rob a downtown Bank of America, walked into the branch and wrote “This iz a stickup. Put all your muny in this bag,” on a deposit slip. While standing in line, waiting to give his note to the teller, he began to worry that someone had seen him write the note and might call the police before he reached the teller window. So he left the Bank of America and crossed the street to Wells Fargo Bank.” http://www.laughbreak.com/stories/crime_doesn_t_pay.html

    Now we haz moor advanced teknikal kriminols.

  6. Crap-Crap-CRAP People! (CCCP) says:

    Thank goodness for stupid criminals! However…

    Do you think the the American educational system just might have something to do with this? Or Hollywood?! Do you think this guy actually went to school or ever even had a chance to learn how to THINK?! Because a more conspiracy minded individual might actually believe that there was a plot involved where this guy simply became a victim. (I’m not trying to give his lawyer any sort of ideas at a defense here, but it’s not like this kind of theory hasn’t been tried before.)

    When kids are failed to be taught by the educational system and then allowed to be mind washed by Hollywood with their films, TV, video games, etc., it would seem like there is an actual effort afoot to make the job of the police that much easier.

    Then again! When you look at the the demands by the population on it’s entertainment industry (where coaching football is often the highest paid profession in the very system that says it values learning) it does seem likely that there is no plot whatsoever and that there really are an extraordinarily high number of stupid people walking around — even educated people!

  7. keaneo says:

    A great many political questions come down to – are these people stupid or ignorant?

    It’s like the survey of scientists at the National Labs: 94% are atheists, the remaining 6% are Republicans. Are those 6% stupid or ignorant?


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