Social media has opened the door to a whole new level of stupidity, as evidenced by one Juan Gonzales Jr of Greenly, Colorado.
Gonzales was collared on suspicion of burglary and theft after he sent a Facebook friend request to a woman he had stolen a mobile phone from.
The woman in question awoke early one morning to find Gonzales standing over her bed. He fled, but not before snatching her phone.
But days later, she received a friend request from the thief. After positively identifying him, it allowed the police to track him down.
The 22-year-old was arrested, and has probably switched to Twitter.
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