“Burglar Succumbs to Facebook Addiction”

So many rotten entanglements involving Facebook, aren’t there?

And here’s one via Lowering the Bar: Burglar Succumbs to Facebook Addiction – Lowering the Bar.

Oh but wait. It gets even stupider:

WCCO in Minneapolis reported the other day that a 26-year-old man who broke into a home in St. Paul had checked his Facebook profile, for some inexplicable reason, using the homeowner’s computer. The owner came home to find the place ransacked and his valuables gone, including his watch. “I started to panic,” he said. “But then I noticed [the burglar] had pulled up his Facebook profile. And had forgotten to log out, obviously.

For some further inexplicable reason, the burglar had also left behind a pair of shoes, a pair of jeans, and a belt. (The report didn’t say if he had other clothes with him, stole some from the homeowner, or departed pantless.) These items, plus the burglar’s stupidity, gave the victim a chance to set a trap.

He posted about the burglary on Facebook, using the burglar’s profile. He also posted his phone number, probably hoping some not-too-friendly friend of the burglar would turn him in. Amazingly, the burglar himself texted later that day. “I replied, you left a few things at my house last night [when you broke in and robbed me]. How can I get them back to you?” The burglar agreed to meet with him, apparently thinking he would get his clothes back in exchange for a stolen cellphone.

I must ask the question: has this selfie business gone too far − like into outer space?

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