Police: Shoplifter caught by posting stolen items on Facebook

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (WFLA) — Police said a New Mexico man was arrested for shoplifting but you’ll never believe how he was caught so easily.

“This guy’s a goofball, I can’t believe it, well I guess I can believe it, these guys are dumb,” Albuquerque Police Department Simon Drobik said.

Police said Matthew Crowder stole a necklace from a  local consignment store. Before leaving the store, police said he left his business card with his complete name and address with a saleswoman while flirting with her.

Crowder then posted a picture of the stolen necklace he planned to gift to his girlfriend on his Facebook page, and the caption read, “Raided a thrift store today for this necklace! I adore you Emily (I call her my tipsy gypsy – she’s got lots of cool kitschy gypsy jewelry).”

News Channel 8’s Lila Gross continued to scroll through his Facebook and noticed almost every post is a photo of another reportedly stolen item.

Police arrested Crowder and said he also has three other arrest warrants for shoplifting in separate incidents.

For more social media news and tips follow News Channel 8’s Lila Gross on Facebook. 

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