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5 Jan 2011

Physical security incident resolved using Facebook

CSO Mag is reporting that an inept thief who stole a flat-screen TV from a US service station (after paying for his fuel with his own credit card - doh!) was befriended on Facebook by staff and asked to return the stolen set.  After he refused and un-friended the staff, they passed his details, including photographs of him they had already downloaded from his Facebook page, to police who promptly arrested him.

A line from the story bears repeating: "He hid the TV under his shirt and took off".  That's a 27" flat screen TV!  I wonder if perhaps the cheeky chappie was somewhat circumferentially challenged?  Not that I can talk after the obligatory Christmas feast. 

Gary (Gary@isect.com)

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