Florida the rules are different here Chapter CXX
Teens break into a Marion County home and sign onto Myspace.com while there. Their failure to sign off, leads police right to the culprits homes. Isn't this a great state or what?
Also note- The Ocala Star-Banner newspaper doesn't identify the teenagers because of their age, but does say the block number and street they live on. LOL, you got to love the Florida MSM.
Hat tip- Right in Florida
Linked to- Bullwinkle, Outside the Beltway, Perri Nelson,
CITRA - Two teens accused of burglary were caught after they apparently failed to log off a MySpace.com account on a computer in the home.
The 16-year-old stepbrothers were charged Monday with burglary and grand theft as well as violation of probation. Both were taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center.
The Star-Banner is withholding their names because of their ages.
According to an arrest affidavit, Timothy Barthlow reported Friday that someone had broken into the Northeast 39th Court home of his deceased stepfather and took two digital cameras, two bottles of wine and about $760.
While investigators from the Marion County Sheriff's Office were at the home investigating, Barthlow noticed that the chair at the computer desk had been switched with another in the house. When he touched the mouse to the computer, the screensaver turned off and the MySpace.com account of a person named "Spiders of Hearts" popped up, as did pictures of a boy who was later identified by detectives as the younger of the brothers. MySpace is a popular social networking Web site.
Detectives went to the boy's home, in the 3200 block of Northeast 160th Street in Citra, which he shares with his stepbrother and mother. Detectives found one of the digital cameras inside a backpack at the home, and the second camera at another home.
The teens admitted to investigators that they went into the unlocked home, took the cameras and got on the Internet to view their Web pages.