• An Nguyen

Family's home burglarized after teen posted on Snapchat about vacation

After posting about her family vacation on Snapchat, a Texas teen's friend, along with two others, allegedly burglarized her family’s home, according to the Austin Police Department.

On March 17, 2017, the teen posted on Snapchat showing her and her family on a camping trip. Her friend, identified as Jesman Alvarenga-Madrid, sent her messages asking what she was doing and where they were.

The next day, the family’s neighbor said he was working on his car in his front yard when he noticed two males walking around the house. One of the males approached the neighbor and asked if he lived in the residence (which was later allegedly burglarized), and he said that he did not.

The teen, who did not have any cell service on the campgrounds, was returning home with her family when she started receiving messages and voice mails from friends who were looking after her pets while the teen and her family were gone. The teen's friends were trying to tell her that her home had been burglarized. The family called the police and filed a report when they got home.

Alvarenga-Madrid was charged with burglary of a residence, which is a second-degree felony. According to KVUE.com, the other two suspects, who were not named, have not been charged with any connection to the alleged burglary.