Sunday, March 4, 2012
World's Dumbest Facebook Criminals
Criminal Justice Degrees Guide just posted an infographic entitled "20 Cases Solved by Using Facebook." Here are some of the highlights:
An EMT (who lost his license BTW) posted crime scene photos of a beaten and strangled woman on Facebook.
A 16-year-old bragged on Facebook about plugging up the local library's toilets causing $247,000 worth of damage and a five month closure. Guess who's going to jail?
Another guy tried to hire a hit man via Facebook to kill a woman who accused him of rape. He now faces 11 to 22 years in jail.
A young woman posted a video of a burglar she caught in her house. "Wait is that the guy I just befriended on Facebook?" Yup. Arrested.
If someone has a restraining order against you, do not "poke" them on Facebook.
Don't eat endangered species and then post a video on Facebook. Do not masquerade as a royal prince on Facebook. Do NOT ever go camping alone with somebody you just met on Facebook.
Police are beginning to use social media more and more to investigate crimes. Social media, while fun and a great way to stay in contact with friends and family, is a haven for criminals who can surf through a large public pool full of victims. Don't end up a victim.