Total Depravity: The ‘Facebook Burglar’

Burglars aren’t the cleverest people as it is, but a burglar ridiculous enough to rob a house and then brag about it on Facebook, including posting photos of himself and his loot, has to take the stupid prize.

“I’ve seen a lot, but this is the most stupid criminal I’ve ever seen,” marveled D.C. police Officer Kyle Roe, who stayed with us [the victims of the crime] for hours as we waited for the crime scene technician, who painstakingly lifted dozens of fingerprints from nearly every room in the house.

Here’s a photo of the moron-

You’d think the cops would have the feckless thug in custody, right?  Wrong.  The essayist continues

I thought this was as close to a slam-dunk case as there could ever be. I thought that by handing over the photo, I was delivering the police an instant arrest. I thought wrong.  Two officers confided that they and their colleagues rarely press hard on burglary cases because the courts almost always let thieves go with nothing more than probation. Maybe that’s why four days after we handed over the photo, we were still waiting to hear from the detective assigned to the case.

So ‘law enforcement’ doesn’t mean that at all does it?  What are the cops busy doing?  They aren’t arresting criminals.  Even when they have brilliant evidence.  They must be at the local donut shop getting fatter than they already are…  So perhaps the police are accomplices to crimes, along with prosecutors and judges who don’t enforce the law or punish criminals.

So since the police won’t do anything to bring such crimes to an end, be on the lookout for the hoodlum above.  He’s probably casing houses right now and chuckling to himself at the ‘law enforcement’ establishment.

One thought on “Total Depravity: The ‘Facebook Burglar’

  1. Craig 16 Dec 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Doesn’t surprise me that they haven’t caught him yet. Look at the Barefoot Bandit example. How long did it take the authorities to catch him and there was plenty of Facebook hype around that.


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