This post is for all of you who want to go on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and any other social media site and post all of your business. What’s wrong with you??? Quite frankly, this type of behavior is sooooo dumb until it’s unreal. Yet, many have a need to let everyone know, play by play, exactly what they are doing 24/7. Before social media got as big as it is, I remember working with a guy who told me that he felt bad about something that he did in his past. I asked him what he did and he confessed that one of his friends asked him to watch his apartment while he was out of town for a few days. He said that he waited for the guy to leave and he broke into his “friends” apartment. Needless to say, that was the last conversation that I had with the guy. Why??? In my opinion, he was much too dangerous for me. I told you that story to let you know that everyone does not have your best interests at heart. And… your best bet is to keep some of your business to yourself. In the news recently is the perfect example of what I’m telling you. Perhaps this woman should have also been arrested as an accessory to the crime, or for just plain dumbness.
One California woman learned this lesson the hard way.
Stacey Grant posted a note on Facebook telling friends that she and her family were away on vacation in Las Vegas. Hours later, a U-Haul was at her front door, with three men stealing everything they could get their hands on.
It can happen to anyone. You put up a post and someone “Likes” it. This is what Michael Batson, 21, did after the status update Stacey posted went up.
He went a step further and text messaged her, inquiring about her trip with her family in Las Vegas, Nevada.
But police say they saw Batson and two others — Phillip McKnight, 32, and Tyrone Gibson, 20 — as they loaded property from the woman’s Fontana home into a U-Haul truck parked outside.
They got suspicious because it happened at 3a.m.
Grant said she had posted a note on Facebook that she was enjoying a vacation with family in Vegas. But she soon found out that her info had been used by one of her online “friends” to burglarize her home.
“It was hurtful,” Grant told KNBC-TV. “My whole room was trashed. There were clothes everywhere. My bed was gone.”
Officers sitting on a stakeout nearby spotted the three men break into the Windcrest Drive home and patiently watched as they loaded up the truck with items that included flat screen televisions and furniture.
Stacey’s room was a mess
All three men were arrested at the scene and police called Grant’s family, who cut their vacation short and headed home right away.
The suspects were booked on charges that include burglary, possession of stolen property and conspiracy.