Idiot crooks make me giggle and the news seems to be filled with criminals who insist on confession to the crimes they commit…even if they do so unintentionally via a social media channel like Twitter or Facebook. If you haven’t read it already, be sure to check out @AmyLynnStewart’s great post about losing her phone, only to have a cabbie steal it and post photos on Google+. The photos are a bit on the creepy side.

In the latest screw-up, a robber created an Instagram feed with the phone he stole from a victim, only to then be identified as the thief.

Robber IDs Self By Posting Instagram Photo On Stolen Phone

In both of these cases, the victims and their friends were the ones that did the legwork and identified the thief. The big question remains as to how and when law enforcement is going to really start taking social media seriously and finding ways to leverage its power.

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