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Burglar undone by Facebook profile page

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Nicholas Wig Nicholas Wig
ST. PAUL, Minn. -

Some people just have to "check in" on social media everywhere they go. A Minnesota man will think twice about that - after he gets out of jail.

Police in Minnesota arrested Nicholas Wig last week after they say he entered a home in South St. Paul. The homeowners say he took cash, credit cards and a watch, but also took a minute to use their computer to login to his Facebook page.

But he never signed off.

Homeowner James Wood posted his phone number on Wig's Facebook Wall, hoping to get a call. Instead, the burglar himself sent a text message, hoping to meet up with Wood, thinking he could negotiate to get back wet clothes he left behind at the home.

Wood spotted the burglar, recognized him from Facebook and called police. Wig confessed to the crime and is now facing up to 10 years in jail on felony theft charges.

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