One dumb criminal in Canada may have just invented a new way of getting caught.
Twenty-year old Ryley Smith, from the East Coast city of Moncton, New Brunswick, was sentenced this week to three-and-a-half years in prison (including six months of time already served) for robbing a Subway sandwich shop back in November 2014, during which he covered up his face and threatened the employee at knifepoint.
The catch: He already knew the employee. But at some point afterward, The Canadian Press reports, the victim noticed that Smith had unfriended him on Facebook — raising suspicions that Smith was himself the robber.
The police then got a warrant for Smith’s DNA, and matched it to a sample from a bandana he had left in the Subway parking lot.
Smith was eventually arrested this past November in 2015, hiding far away out west in Calgary, Alberta, while he was wanted on a nationwide warrant.
Restaurant refuses to act as food and slurs are hurled at Black couple
Jerrick Jefferson told local reporters that a customer hurled the slur at him and his wife while visiting the J. Alexander restaurant in West Bloomfield, Michigan.
Trump biographer mocks president for humiliating foreign policy ‘triple fail’
Trump biographer Timothy O'Brien on Monday published a column for Bloomberg in which he mocked the president for suffering a humiliating foreign policy "triple fail" that exposed his presidency's biggest weaknesses.
In his column, O'Brien pointed out that Trump's threats of major actions against Mexico and Iran never amounted to anything, while also noting that the president backed off his plans to begin the mass deportations of undocumented immigrants.
Trump star vandal arrested for Marilyn statue theft in Hollywood
A man convicted of vandalizing President Donald Trump's sidewalk star in Hollywood last summer has been arrested for stealing a statue of Marilyn Monroe from a nearby monument.
Austin Clay, 25, was identified by police from video surveillance footage.
Having discovered that he was on parole after a conviction for damaging Trump's star on the famous Hollywood "Walk of Fame," investigators searched his home Friday.
According to local media reports, they found evidence linking him to the theft of the statue.
The statue itself -- showing Monroe in her famous flying skirt pose from "The Seven Year Itch" (1955) -- has not been found.