Burglar undone after leaving open email account

Seeing as it’s Friday I thought you'd appreciate this amusing little story about the burglar who took a little too many liberties whilst raiding three houses in Wisconsin.

According to the police, the thief took the time to make coffee, cook and eat meals, take showers, pick out a change of clothes, watch television and check his e-mail.

Unfortunately for our erstwhile thief's career prospects, he failed to follow one of the basic tenets of Internet security: when using someone else’s computer always make sure you logout. The burglar left his Yahoo! email account open giving canny police inspectors a big clue as to his identity.

Whilst obviously keen to steal bandwidth the thief seemed less keen on more traditional burglar luxuries, such as jewelry, firearms and electronic equipment, which he left behind.

It seems this is one burglar well and truly short of a swag bag.

You can read more on this story here.