Burglar caught after forgetting to log out of Facebook at crime scene

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A Lexington, KY man was accused on Monday of breaking into a Lexington gym. While he may have thought he'd get away with the burglary, he didn't make the discovery too difficult for the police after he forgot to log out of his Facebook page at the scene.

Russell Sipe, 30, went to the Workout 24/7 facility on March 1. Sipe first entered the gym around 2 AM. According to the gym management, Sipe was caught on surveillance cameras checking doorknobs throughout the building. He entered the gym's back office and reportedly made several phone calls and used the computers.

Eric Cowden, a gym employee, said that Sipe told his Facebook friends that he was trying to steal whatever he could find from the gym. Cowden said:

"What he did do, which is wonderful, is set up on Facebook and leave his Facebook page open and tell his buddies on instant message that he's breaking into workout anytime trying to steal whatever he could find."


Police said that Sipe took a credit card, some cash, and a set of keys before leaving the gym's back office. When the owner arrived the next morning, Sipe's Facebook account was still open on the computer. However, Cowden assures that even if Sipe hadn't left his Facebook open, he wouldn't have been difficult to identify. Cowden said:

"With fifteen cameras on here and the other side we pretty much see everything."


Sipe was located on Monday and charged with third-degree burglary.

This isn't the first time a Burglar has forgotten to log out of social media before exiting a crime scene. Watch this video to see how it happened in 2014:

Burglar Caught After Logging Into Facebook During Burglary

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