Alleged tablet thief accidentally posts his picture on victim’s Facebook page
Every week, there’s a story about the dumbest criminals in the world getting themselves caught thanks to social media. But this one takes the cake with possibly the stupidest thing so far.
South Africa-based IOL News reports that James and Barbara McCall encountered a burglary in their house where their Samsung tablet went missing. Fair enough, but later on when the husband logged into Facebook to change his passwords, he found a picture of a stranger uploaded onto his wife’s Facebook account. A man that he believes is the burglar himself. Talk about failure of social media:
“He probably did not realize he was doing it. Usually you never log off from a tablet, so it could have happened quite quickly.”
Now that the picture has been handed over to the police, he’ll definitely wish it was Google Plus he would’ve opened instead.