Facebook-posting burglar pleads guilty

Feb. 23, 2011 at 4:11 PM

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A Washington burglar who posted a picture of himself to the victim's Facebook page pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary.

Rodney Knight Jr., 19, who was identified by police from a photo he posted to the Facebook page of victim Marc Fisher's son during the crime, pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree burglary in addition to an unrelated count of carrying a pistol without a license, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

Police said Knight took a picture of himself wearing a coat belonging to Knight, an editor for the Post, and holding up cash apparently taken from Knight's home.

Investigators said Knight took the coat, $400 cash and two laptop computers in the December break-in.

Knight is scheduled to be sentenced May 4.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Textbook publisher to revise photo caption calling slaves 'workers'
Semi truck caught on camera crossing South Carolina flood waters
'Minions' sign at village of same name taken down amid picture safety concerns
Harry Potter fans 'trying to free' Dobby with socks in London
Researcher puts sea turtles in swimsuits to collect fecal samples