Friday, December 30, 2011

There are just too many dumb criminals on Facebook

Police in Burlington, Vt., arrested Ryan Jarvis, 25, on a charge of retail theft. And the only evidence they really had was that Jarvis' fiancee was showing off a $3,199 engagement ring in her Facebook photos.

Several of Amber Lafountain's friends — well, three, but it's Vermont — recognized it as the ring that had been stolen from the local Zales, reports the Burlington Free Press.

Police say Jarvis saw the ring while shopping, considered financing options . . . then just ran out of the store with it. "He advised he knew it was a stupid thing to do," Officer Jesse Stewart said. Almost as stupid as posting photos of stolen merchandise on Facebook.