Today's idiot criminals busted with Facebook files serves up a real doozy.
Let's head to Weatherford, Texas, where two men have been arrested and charged with robbery after stealing $9 from a 59-year-old woman.
According to police, 18-year-old Diamond Salinas and 20-year-old Tyler Tice have been booked, following an armed robbery that took place at a woman's home.
From the Star-Telegram:
The robbery took place Monday evening on Eden Road. The victim, a 59-year-old woman, told deputies that a man later identified as Salinas walked up to her home and asked to use a telephone. She complied and he used the phone briefly.
The victim told deputies that she overheard Salinas say he would be at an apartment complex down the street. Then, he left.
About 20 minutes later, Salinas returned, rang the doorbell and brandished a gun when the victim answered. A second armed suspect later identified as Tice followed Salinas into her home and demanded money, deputies said.
The robbers got away with a whopping $9.
Though this appears to be your run-of-the-mill scumbag home invasion, what led to the suspects' capture is quite interesting.
According to WFAA, Facebook helped.
The woman's family looked up the phone number Salinas had dialed from her phone, which led them to a [Facebook] account belonging Diamond Castillo, who police later identified as Salinas. Sheriff's investigators obtained arrest warrants for both suspects and identified Tice.
Just plugged the phone number into Facebook's graph search and there you go. Mystery solved.
Let this be a lesson to you. If you're committing an armed robbery and your victim only has $9 – just let it go. It's bad karma to take $9 from someone.
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