NORCROSS, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) — Police say a burglar signed into Facebook from a computer inside a home he broke into before sprinting from the scene.
Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith told CBS Atlanta it wasn’t hard to ID the burglar as Trevor Jones, 34, of Cobb County. The harder part is finding him as warrants were issued for his arrest.
According to the incident report, Jones backed his silver Ford Taurus into Stephanie White’s driveway while she went out for a walk.
When White returned, she saw the car still in the driveway with windows down and engine running. She entered the home through the garage and called out.
Hearing no one, she snagged a wallet with Jones’ parole card and driver’s license and his car keys from the open car before running up her street to a neighbor’s house.
After White confronted Jones in the driveway, he ran before swimming across the small pond in the subdivision. Once across, reports said Jones broke into neighbor Lynn Roberts’ house.
She told police there were pools of water scattered upstairs and wet clothing that she thought were used by the burglar to dry off.
From the couch, he signed into Facebook. Jones suggests it was to deactivate his account but could not confirm. Deactivated accounts do not surface in online searches.
Jones is charged with two counts of burglary and remains at large.