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19-Year-Old Arrested With 142 Felony Counts After Posting Pictures On Instagram

Florida police wouldn't have imagined that scrolling through pictures on Instagram will help them find a burglar and arrest him. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's office was keeping a constant check on Depree Johnson as he was accused of massive thefts. And when they checked his Instagram profile, they knew what they were about to do!

And they said social media is a bad thing!       

19-Year-Old Arrested With 142 Felony Counts After Posting Pictures On Instagram

19-Year-Old Arrested With 142 Felony Counts After Posting Pictures On Instagram

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Posting on Instagram went wrong

Posting on Instagram went wrong

After Florida police noticed stolen goods in Depree's Instagram photos, they released a search warrant against him, the photos being an obvious evidence.

This wasn't the first time

This wasn't the first time

He was under constant surveillance for jewelry thefts in several Boynton Beach retirement communities.

He's done a lot wrong before too

He's done a lot wrong before too

Florida Police believes that Johnson is the leader of a theft gang that has robbed up to 40 homes belonging to old, retired natives.

A lot of stuff was discovered

A lot of stuff was discovered

Two guns and boxes of ammunition were recovered in Johnson's Lake Worth home, along with about $250,000 worth of stolen jewels. He is believed to be the leader of a gang nicknamed the Dinnertime Burglars which had targetted homes of older residents and committed 40 burglaries in about 8 months.

He is not allowed to possess firearms.

He is not allowed to possess firearms.

Depree is already a convicted felon and has been arrested on drug, car theft, firearm-possession and trespassing charges previously.

That's where he went stupid

That's where he went stupid

His Instagram profile full of pictures with gold, guns and other expensive jewelery worked as a catalyst in his arrest.

Moreover, when the arresting officers asked him his occupation, he replied, 'Thief.'

Moreover, when the arresting officers asked him his occupation, he replied, 'Thief.'

Jewelry including loose diamonds were recovered from his flat.

Depree's apartment where $250,000 worth of stolen goods was recovered

Depree's apartment where $250,000 worth of stolen goods was recovered

Teens these days!

Teens these days!

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