It's better to be safe than sorry.
As much as we love social media and sharing our every move with friends and family, sharing your location might not be the best idea after all. As much as you want everyone to know that you were at Madison Square Garden last night to see Adele perform, it might not be in your best interest because well, creeps. They say 'the freaks come out at night', well apparently the creeps come out anytime of the day. According to the police department in Fullerton, California, a man had been using college women's geotagged locations on Instagram to track down their locations. He would further break into their homes and steal their panties and bras [yes, you read that correctly]. He managed to break into a few houses where women appeared to be home at the time and still went through with stealing lingerie. Talk about sick.
Ladies, please keep yourself safe and don't share your location on social media. We don't need any crazy men sneaking into our homes stealing our underwear or something ten times worse. Every robbery dates back to October of this year. 44-year-old Arturo Galvan has since been arrested and posted bail for $200,000 where he faces charges for burglary, receiving stolen property, and peeping and prowling.
Do you share your location on social media?
If so, do yourself a favor and stop now.