My Grandpa always said, “Whatever you do, do it well.” Now these are two guys that could have definitely benefited from knowing my grandfather. To say they are thieves would be to give thieves a bad name. According to Memphis, Tennessee police, these two idiots, managed to lay down a trail that a blind man could follow after ransacking a home near Shelby Farms and stealing several thousands of dollars worth of items.
The two men are now in custody, both Joe Snipes, 25, and Brandon Frye, 21, are both charged with aggravated burglary and theft after police say they tried to dispose of the stolen items on Facebook and were tracked down by the owners of the stolen items. The couple who were robbed by the would be cat burglars said it was plain they had been robbed as soon s they opened their apartment after returning from a Saturday shopping trip.
One of the victims who wants to be identified only as Kris said; “I was first to walk up to the house and I noticed the door was open, and we always lock our door everywhere.” She said their big-screen television, laptops and more were all gone and their apartment left a mess. “[We] came out and were just completely in awe. It’s not something we expected to happen to us, but it did happen.”
The couple immediately called police and reported the crime. Later saying they were just thankful they weren’t home with their young kids when the burglars hit. “You feel violated,” said Kris’ boyfriend, who wants to go by “Ran.” “You feel violated.”
Ran said they never thought they’d see their items again, until he was scrolling through the marketplace on Facebook. “The picture was the TV,” he said. “It had my Xbox hooked up to it and when you sign into Xbox, you have to use your username; my username was still on the screen.”
Shocked by the stupidity of the criminals, they decided to take matters into their own hands. “At that point, I was like, ‘I’m just going to send him a message and see if I can get an address or something,'” said Kris.
She said the person told her he’d sell the TV for twice what it was worth, so they called the detectives on the case and agreed to meet the suspects at the Walmart fuel station on Raleigh LaGrange.
Kris said the suspects told her they were parked at a specific pump and gave the car details. Kris then relayed that information to police who swooped in and “arrested them right on the spot,” she said. Police said Frye is being held on a $20,000 bond, and his co-heart in crime, Snipes, is being held on a $30,000 bond.
The couple is hoping to regain possession of their stolen items soon. It was not reported just how much of the missing items were disposed of by the thieves before they were caught.