You know how people are always saying Facebook is addictive? And you know how some drug addicts will commit crimes to get their fix? Well, the Facebook Felony is now a thing, judging by the latest news from the bottom of the social media barrel.
According to the Athens Banner Herald of Athens, Ga., over the weekend a female student from the University of Georgia broke into a house to use a laptop to check her Facebook account. The perpetrator, who has yet to be identified by name, was discovered by the homeowner, a 33-year-old woman, as she returned from lunch around noon on Sunday. The 18-year-old blond student apologized, gathered her belongings, and left the woman’s house without managing to close her Facebook page -- so Athens police know exactly who she is, although they’re not publicizing her name (perhaps to spare her endless social media mockery).
The intruder had in fact been chatting with someone online, and even provided the address of the house she’d broken into, perhaps for an assignation. A phone number was also listed on the Facebook profile, but unsurprisingly no one picked up when the police called.
Taking the story to a whole other bizarre level, the homeowner also discovered that the unwanted visitor had urinated on her couch.
The social media jones seems to bring out all kinds of bad behavior in people. Back in January I wrote about two teenage girls in Placer County, Calif. who were arrested and charged with drugging their parents to avoid an Internet curfew. The drugs, consisting of sleeping pills, were ground up and mixed into milkshakes consumed by the unwitting parents. The teens were charged with “willfully mingling a pharmaceutical with food.”