Burglar Gets Caught By Leaving His Facebook Account Logged In At Victim’s House

Posted Sep 17, 2009

Jonathan G. Parker’s addiction to Facebook got him arrested. Parker broke and entered into a person’s house and stole two diamond rings. But before leaving the house, he decided to log into Facebook and check out the news feeds. Unfortunately for Parker he forgot to log out. The house owner discovered this and reported the crime to the police. Parker was charged with one count of felony daytime burglary.

Parker broke in through the bedroom window and he frantically searched for things of value in the open cabinets in the garage. There were two diamond rings missing from the dresser in the same room that the computer is in. The two rings were worth about $3,500. A friend of the victim knew where Parker was staying. Parker occasionally visited a friend in the area and asked the friend if he wanted to participate in the crime with him. But the friend refused the night before the burglary took place.

Parker is in custody at the Eastern Regional Jail in Martinsburg, Pennsylvania and is on a $10,000 bail. If charged, Parker could face 10 years of jail time.