Man leaves phone at break-in, calls to ask for it back, South Fla. authorities say

By Kaitlyn Shemenski , Associate producer, kshemenski@wjxt.com
Published On: Aug 01 2014 07:31:01 AM EDT
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -

A forgetful criminal leaves his phone at a break-in and got into more trouble when he called to ask for it back.

Now Wayne Bradley Wade is in even more trouble than he was before, WPLG reports.

Wade, 46, allegedly pulled off a successful break-in of a Hollywood home on Wednesday night, but quickly realized he left his phone on the victim's bed inside the house.

Instead of moving on from his mobile technology, Wade decided to call his phone to have it returned.

The police detective investigating the crime heard the phone ringing in the house and answered.

After identifying the fingerprints on the phone, police were able to nab Wade as their suspect as well as finger him for five other robberies in the same neighborhood.

Wade was arrested on burglary and grand theft charges for the original house break-in.

Charges for the other burglaries have yet to be filed.

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