With Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare, it's tempting to update people whenever you're out doing something exciting: "Heading to Hawaii for the week!" "I'm at the county fair!" "Having back hair removed, get in line, ladies!"
--Well . . . let this story be a GIGANTIC reminder why you need to THINK before you broadcast your location to the world.
--In Nashua, New Hampshire, police just broke up a burglary ring that robbed FIFTY houses last month. And every time, the burglars knew the houses would be empty because people had either Tweeted about it or updated their Facebook status.
--The burglars were finally caught when an off-duty police officer named Mike Dore heard fireworks going off. When he investigated, he recognized the fireworks packages and remembered that someone had reported them as stolen.
--That led the police to 25-year-old Victor Rodriguez, 25-year-old Mario Rojas and 17-year-old Leonardo Barroso . . . all of whom have been arrested and charged in the burglaries. The police suspect a few more people were involved as well.
--So far, the police have recovered between $100,000 and $200,000 worth of stolen property.