Car Thief Arrested After Posting Picture Of Stolen Car On Facebook

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic

This should go without saying, but if you commit a crime, don’t post anything that links you to that illegal act on your Facebook page. Case in point: the guy who thought it would be a good idea to post a picture to his Facebook that showed him posing with the car he just stole.

Matthew Adam Thompson and his friend Samuel James Clayton Harvey, both of Cary, N.C., stole a Mercedes-Benz vehicle from a car dealership. Apparently proud of his accomplishment, Thompson decided it would be a good idea to post a picture to his Facebook profile that showed him and his partner in crime in the parking lot of his apartment complex posing with their latest acquisition. Someone must have tipped off the cops, and the police busted them on a range of charges, including breaking and entering, second-degree burglary, possession of stolen goods, possession of cocaine and felony conspiracy.

This just goes to show that not everything that happens in your life should be posted on Facebook – just ask this BMW salesman. Some things are best kept to yourself.

[Source: WRAL]

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  • Susan Susan on Oct 05, 2011

    Facebook 1.....criminal 0..........hope the car was returned unharmed. I had a car stolen from me. You work hard to get something some lowlife takes it away. Think we should go back to the old western days steal a horse you were hung up by the neck. Or just cut there hands off. Might seem extreme, but bet anyone would really think twice if there was a guarantee punishment. No out on bail, court appointed lawyer, jail to crowded bullshit. Just plain ol you do this this will happen.