Man steals computer from church, gets caught after trying to have porn block removed

You can’t make this stuff up. From KRMG Radio in Oklahoma:

Police say an employee at the Owasso First Assembly of God called officers about the stolen computer.  He tipped off officers it had to be somebody familiar with the church because there were no signs of a break in and nothing else was touched.

It turned out he was right.  Ridling used to attend services.

Still, OPD didn’t get a break into the case until the church employee was contacted by a tracking software company.  Covenant Eyes told the employee somebody had been trying to look up pornography on the computer.

Police say Ridling even contacted Covenant Eyes to try and get them to take down the monitoring software on the computer.  He was denied and the call allowed officers to track him down.

Once in custody, Ridling tried to deny stealing the computer despite officers finding the device at his home.  Police say he did finally confess to the theft.

Ridling is currently in the Tulsa County Jail.


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