A man was successfully evading arrest for burglary until he sent friends a Snapchat that revealed he was hiding in a cabinet during a police search.
Just as the Somerset, Maine, police were wrapping up what they thought was an unsuccessful search, they received phone calls from people who followed the alleged thief, Christopher Wallace, 24, on Snapchat. According to the police, Wallace shared very specific details about his hiding place in his message.
“A search of the kitchen cabinets turned up some food, some pots and pans, and also a pair of feet,” the police explained on its Facebook page. “The pair of feet just so happened to be attached to a person, and that person was Christopher Wallace. He was removed from the cabinet, and placed under arrest.”
This was Wallace’s second social media gaffe of the day. Earlier Wallace posted to Snapchat that he had returned to his house after weeks on the lam. He allegedly stole a propane cook stove and cast iron wood stove from a campground in January, the Bangor Daily News reports.
Also arrested was 20-year-old Erika Hall, the police’s Facebook explains, for the following: “Hindering apprehension, because…well…let’s put it this way, when the police ask you multiple times if someone is in the house, and you answer repeatedly that they are not in the house, and that you have not seen said person in ‘weeks’, you’re just going to get arrested. That’s how it happens.”
Moral of the story? “Always remain humble, my friends.”