Suspected shop lifter arrested after bragging about it on Facebook

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KOB) If there was a book about how not to get about with shoplifting, police in Albuquerque, New Mexico say suspect Matthew Crowder should write it.

“This guy’s a goofball; I can’t believe it,” Albuquerque Police Department Public Information Officer Simon Drobik says. “Well, I guess I can believe it. These guys are dumb.”

Police say Crowder was caught on surveillance video at a local consignment shop, stealing a necklace.

“We didn’t have to call Columbo in on this one because this guy left his name with his business card after he shoplifted, trying to pick up on the girl he shoplifted from,” Drobik said.

“We looked him up on Facebook and sure enough, he had posted the stolen necklace an hour or two later,” said Jasmine Baillio, who owns the consignment shop where Crowder allegedly took the necklace.

Police shared a Facebook account they claim belongs to Crowder.  We found a post that went up hours after the shoplifting incident.  Here’s what it said:

“Pampering my perfectly-porcelain princess with the gorgeous curves today. Raided a thrift store today for this necklace! I adore you Emily (I call her my tipsy gypsy – she’s got lots of cool kitschy gypsy jewelry). Upgrade.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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