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Foiled by Facebook: Crook checks social media during crime, forgets to log out and gets caught

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Posted at 7:48 AM, Jun 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-24 09:55:50-04

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. —  A Minnesota man is behind bars because he forgot to log out of his Facebook page at the scene of the crime.

According to CNN affiliate WCCO, police say Nicholas Wig checked his profile from a home he broke into and then didn’t sign out.

That’s how the homeowner, James Wood, was able to help police catch the accused crook.

Wood said this is the “world’s dumbest criminal.”