Thief caught after using Facebook at crime scene

A man in Minnesota was arrested after breaking into a South St. Paul home.

Police say he broke into a home June 19 and took credit cards, checkbooks, cash, and other items.

During his crime he logged onto Facebook, but forgot to log out.

"A pretty unusual case might even make the late night television shows in terms of not being too bright," said James Backstrom, a Dakota County attorney.

He could face up to 10 years in prison and $20,000 in fines if convicted.



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