Safe to say technology doesn’t necessarily make criminals any smarter.
A band of Colombian hooligans robbed an Internet cafe recently, at gunpoint. According to the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo, the alleged thieves pretended to be cafe customers before pulling out weapons and cleaning out the register.
That left some down time, however, and it was their undoing.
No, this is not the actual guy. But we like to imagine he dressed like this.
One member of this roving, non-tech-savvy band of hooligans couldn’t resist checking his Facebook account from one of the computers, which he then left open.
Having forgotten to log out of Facebook, police found his name, then quickly matched it to an address and met him at his house, where they busted him.
This first-ballot Dumb Criminal Hall of Fame inductee made it a banner day in the history of law enforcement. Rarely is an arrest gift-wrapped quite like that.