MySpace a Day Keeps the Burglars at Bay


SUGARLOAF KEY, Fla. —- As Forrest Gump says, “stupid is as stupid does,” and that was the case of a Fla. burglar who was caught after he broke into a home and logged onto MySpace.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s office said it wasn’t difficult to find the teenage burglar who broke into a Florida Keys home Sunday night, because the teen had left a computer in the home logged onto his MySpace account.

Robert Rupp, 18, was charged with burglary, theft and possession of burglary tools, after the home’s caretaker reported the break-in Sunday night.

During the search of the Sugarloaf home, deputies found some pot on the coffee table, empty food containers, an empty soda can and a black backpack.

The teenager told deputies he broke into the home to escape the unreasonably cold weather.

At the time of this report, it remains unclear whether Rupp had a lawyer or was still in police custody.

One surprising thing about all this was, the fact that someone still logs onto MySpace.

Robert Rupp (Monroe County Sheriff’s Office)

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