Chicago police just arrested a woman for looting during the protests in the Illinois city, saying that they caught her because she live-streamed her crimes on Facebook.
Taeshia Rochon, 22, was arrested and charged with two felony counts of burglary and two felony counts of looting, according to CBS Local. Officers said they apprehended her after their Looting Task Force received a tip about the video Rochon posted to Facebook Live.
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office accused Rochon of posting two livestream videos that showed her taking part in looting at Nordstrom and Sunglass Hut. The videos quickly went viral during the rioting and looting of downtown Chicago stores on August 10.
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In another video, Rochon can be heard encouraging other looters as they wreak havoc on the stores.
8/9/20 Chicago Credit: Taeshia Rochon (Sadly, the livestream ended) pic.twitter.com/a2mBQwd5sO
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