Accused thief punches employee, then drops cellphone open to her Facebook during escape, police say

Accused thief punches employee, drops phone open to her Facebook during escape

MOSES LAKE, Wash. — A woman accused of shoplifting at a Home Depot on Tuesday punched a loss prevention worker in the face then fled the store, but not before dropping her cellphone, which was open to her Facebook page, police said.

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"In her haste to flee, (Misty) Baker dropped her cell phone, which was open to her own Facebook page, helping the alert investigating officer identify her," Moses Lake police wrote on social media. "That, and of course, the video cameras in the store."

Baker, 33, left the scene in a white Ford Escape and police are still looking for her, officials said.

She is wanted for first degree robbery and two outstanding warrants.

Social Media faux pas helps identify robber Moses Lake Police are looking for Misty Baker, 33, after a bungled theft...

Posted by Moses Lake Police Department on Wednesday, November 20, 2019