Sunday, October 14, 2012

Don't use your Facebook nick to vandalize cars

A thief who scrawled his nickname on a car he had vandalised was snared after police matched it to his Facebook profile.

Anthony Merrick, 18, daubed ‘Keeko’ on the back windscreen of one of 10 cars he attacked in a campaign of theft.

But it came back to haunt him – after detectives accessed his Facebook account and saw a picture of him posing above the nickname.

Merrick, who caused more than £2,500 of damage, is now serving an 18-week sentence behind bars.