D.C. man announced theft on victim's Facebook page, gets 44 months in prison

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(CBS/AP) - Careless social networking has landed yet another criminal behind bars!

The D.C. man who burglarized a northwest Washington home and then boldly (stupidly?) posted a picture of himself with the stolen belongings on the victim's Facebook page was sentenced to 44 months in prison Wednesday, reports the Washington Post.

Rodney Knight Jr., 19, pleaded guilty in February to charges of second-degree burglary and carrying a gun without a license.

On Dec. 10 Knight stole two laptop computers, a winter coat and about $400 in cash along with other items, say prosecutors. After the crime Knight mocked his target by using one of the laptops to photograph himself wearing the coat and holding the money, and then he posted it on Facebook.

The weapons charge is from a separate encounter with authorities. Knight reportedly tossed a gun to the ground and fled after spotting police officers in an alley.


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