Facebook to the rescue! A suspected burglar was identified after surveillance pictures were posted on the social network.
Lexington, South Carolina resident Sam Kanipe was hell bent on identifying a burglar who had robbed his home.
When the unidentified burglar pried his back door with a pocket knife and entered, he unwittingly looked right at the security camera that Kanipe had installed in his home that snapped still photos of him.
The man proceeded to remove a $2,000 flat screen television and other possessions from Kanipe’s home.
The suspect and his accomplice, who was the outside lookout, could not be identified until Kanipe’s daughter in-law posted the pictures from the security camera onto Facebook.
Within just a few hours of posting the pictures, a nearby neighbor was able to identify the robber as Keith White (pictured above, right), who lived directly across the street from Kanipe.
News traveled quickly in the neighborhood, and when White got wind that he had been fingered in the robbery, he went to the local police precinct to turn himself in.
Ironically, hours before the Kanipe heist, White was in court pleading guilty to another robbery charge. He was accused of stealing a 19-inch color television from a patient’s room at a medical center.
White was arrested for the Kanipe burglary and was slapped with a $20,000 bond.