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The News Minute| June 25, 2014| 06:08 pm IST In a comical burglary case in Minnesota (US), the burglar, probably was tempted by the lure of social media, was tracked down because he forgot to log out on the victim’s computer. When James Wood returned home, he saw that his house had been ransacked and found his cash, credit cards and watch missing. But he also found a pair of jeans, a belt and a pair of shoes that didn’t belong to him. He then called up the police. But before the police arrived, Wood noticed a Facebook account on his computer which wasn’t his. He then realized what must have happened and tracked the account owner down. The account was traced to one Nicholas Wig, a resident of the same area. Wood then shared Wig’s photograph and circulated his own number along with it. Strangely enough, Nicholas Wig sent him a message later in the day to which Wood replied telling him that he had left some of his things behind and that he would like to return them. And in an even bizarre response, Wig agreed to see Wood to take his things. The police had been informed about the time at which Wig was expected to come and without much effort, he was nabbed. The 26 year old man is now being called ‘the world’s most stupid burglar’. Daily Mail reported that Wig can face a punishment of up to 10 years in prison and a 20,000 USD fine if convicted. He has had a criminal record in the past and also faces pending drug charges. We wish our burglars were as tech-savvy and well, stupid!

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