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Burglary Busted By Myspace

myspacelogo_180x120-150x118According to an article in WPTV News, a Florida Keys teen was arrested Sunday evening after a home that was burglarized was found to have a computer logged into the young man’s MySpace account, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office says a caretaker for the home on Sugarloaf Key reported the burglary when the caretaker was preparing to remove hurricane shutters from a door and saw someone sitting on the living room couch.

Deputies arriving at the home found no one inside, but they did find a back window open, empty soda and food containers, and some marijuana on a coffee table. The deputies also found a bedroom computer turned on and logged into the MySpace account of Robert Rupp, 18, of Big Coppitt Key, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The Sheriff’s Office says Rupp was found a short time later walking around the neighborhood, with two screwdrivers in his pockets. Rupp later told a deputy that he had been in the house because it was cold outside, authorities said.

Rupp was charged with burglary, possession of burglary tools and theft.

Burglary and the Law

According to Florida Statute 810.02: “Burglary” means:

(1) Entering a dwelling, a structure, or a conveyance with the intent to commit an offense therein, unless the premises are at the time open to the public or the defendant is licensed or invited to enter.

(2) Burglary is a felony of the first degree, punishable by imprisonment for a term of years not exceeding life imprisonment or as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

Burglary Defense

Burglary can go many ways, but it usually goes wrong. If you have been arrested on burglary charges, make sure to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer. A criminal defense lawyer can help you build a strong case and get the best possible result.

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