Oklahoma man’s online porn habit leads to his arrest for stealing church computer

Ok_ridlingTroy Ridling of Owasso, Oklahoma, was arrested for stealing a computer from his church. According to police, an employee at the Owasso First Assembly of God reported that  a computer was stolen from their office, however there was no sign of a break-in and nothing else was reported missing, which lead the intuitive employee to conclude that it must have been an inside job.

The Owasso Police investigation in the matter didn’t look promising, considering they had no suspects, no witnesses, no fingerprints—all they had was a bone head theory from an employee of the church that it must have been someone that was familiar with the church and had access to the office. After a few weeks of nothing they finally received a break in the case. The church received a call from a software tracking company, Covenant Eyes. It just so happens that the church had installed tracking software on the computer that was stolen.

Covenant Eyes reported that someone was attempting to look at pornography on one of their computers. In addition, they told the church that Troy Ridling called them directly attempting to have them disable the porn blocking software that was on the computer. Troy wanted his porn and he wanted immediately, unfortunately, Covenant Eyes denied his request, and in the end, helped police track down Troy.

However, Troy didn’t give up too easy. According to police, Troy denied that he stole the computer, and denied that he attempted to look at porn.

“I didn’t steal the computer, honest to god, I didn’t. And I never look at porn. Porn is evil.” Troy said.

“Troy, we found the computer in your bedroom. Troy, we found the tissue, the lube, and the magazines. Troy, we traced the call you made to Covenant Eyes to your cell phone.” the investigator said.

“Shit.”

Troy Ridling is currently in Tulsa County jail awaiting Judgement.

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