Thief sends Facebook friend request to victim, held

Thief sends Facebook friend request to victim, held

This news comes straight from Ripley's Believe It or Not. An accidental Facebook friend request from a bag snatcher to the women whose bag he stole has sent him behind bars in the US.

Riley Mullins, 28, accused of stealing a woman's purse was held after he befriended the woman on Facebook.

Shocked, the woman identified Mullins from a distinctive triangle tattoo on his arm and informed police.

According to the woman, Mullins must have found her name from an ID card in her purse, a report in Washington-based newspaper Kitsap Sun said.

Mullins, now being dubbed as 'dumb' by Facebook users, allegedly stole the purse and ipod from the woman at a ferry terminal.

"When she saw the picture of the suspect, she immediately recognised him as the person who assaulted her and robbed her," police officials said.

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