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Faced Booking

James Wood came home to find his home ransacked and his cash, credit cards and watch missing. But his computer was still there — and logged in to Facebook. Wood posted his phone number to the alleged burglar’s profile, Nicholas Wig, 26, with a request for information. Wig himself contacted him. They agreed to meet; Wood said Wig expected to trade some loot for some of the burglar’s clothes he’d left behind. Instead, Wood had called the police, who arrested Wig. “World’s dumbest criminal,” Wood said. (AC/WCCO Minneapolis) ...At least that’s how Wig describes himself on Facebook.
Original Publication Date: 13 July 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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