This will teach us not to update our every move.
A California woman was burglarized by one of her Facebook friends after she updated her status to reflect her family’s recent spring break trip to Las Vegas.
Michael Baston, 21, and two of his friends used Stacey Grant’s Facebook updates to keep track of her whereabouts and ransacked her Fontana, Ca. home on Tuesday. But Baston didn’t stop there. He even messaged Grant after her first Vegas post asking about her plans, according to her mom, Lavern Cheatheam.
“It was hurtful,” Grant told KNBC-TV. “My whole room was trashed, there were clothes everywhere. My bed was gone.”
“Somebody she knew ended up texting her to make sure we were there, asking her when were we coming back, how long we’re going to be there,” Cheatheam told KABC-TV.
But the three didn’t get far. Police caught the burglars in the act while doing some undercover surveillance around 3:30 a.m.
Officers spotted three men taking items out of the family’s house and putting them into a U-Haul truck. The trio of social media-savvy crooks fled the scene — one in the moving truck — but were caught a short time later, the Press-Enterprise reports.
The officers found various items stolen from the house, including several flat-screen televisions and furniture.
Baston, along with Phillip McKnight, 32, and Tyrone Gibson, 20, will be charged with burglary, possession of stolen property and conspiracy. As for Grant and family, well, they’ve learned a valuable lesson.
The belongings are back, but Cheatheam tells KABC-TV that she and her family will no longer post online about their vacations until they’ve returned home.
Well, duh. Guess they’ve never seen this commercial:
The more you know, the better you can plan for what’s ahead. Or something like that.
SOURCE: Huffington Post | PHOTO CREDIT: Police Department
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